Frustrated CN execs complain blockades have delayed dozens of oil tanker derailments - The Beaverton

Frustrated CN execs complain blockades have delayed dozens of oil tanker derailments

SASKATOON – Executives at have demanded the federal government take immediate action against protesters so it can resume derailing oil tankers.

The train-wreck industry, a vital component of the Canadian economy, has been hit hard by the blockades in support of the Wet’suwet’en protests over the of the .

“There are hundreds of double hull oil tankers that are literally sitting in the yards unruptured from a catastrophic collision caused by a broken track,” said a high ranking official with Canadian National Railway. “33 of the containers were scheduled to cartwheel off the tracks and explode somewhere in Northern , but the untouched river and forest may never get its shipment of crude. It’s a shame.”

Emergency response personnel who specialize in derailments, chemical spills, and other hazardous material containment remain idle with nothing to do.

’s largest railway also said that have also been preventing planned spills of grain, potash, coal, and anything else a freight train can carry.

“I can’t ship my grain for CN to dump all over someone else’s grain field,” said a Saskatchewan farmer.

“Have the protesters not considered our exhausted train engineers who will no longer have to work 18 hours straight and miss a couple of signals?” said the CN official. “Or the dangerous working conditions that our teamsters can no longer experience because they’re out of work?”

However, CN executives are confident that the dispute can be resolved so it can resume spilling its contents on unceded Indigenous territory.