Canada railway strike comes to an end

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

OTTAWA, Canada (AP) — Canada's Labor Minister says the Canadian Pacific Railway strike is over, with both sides agreeing to resume discussions.

News of the deal comes with the government poised to introduce legislation to force an end to the strike by more than 3,000 Teamsters members

In a sudden, surprise news conference, Kellie Leitch welcomed the willingness by both sides to resume talks — a development that had seemed impossible just hours earlier.

The strike by 3,300 locomotive engineers and other CP train workers began Sunday.

Leitch had said the strike could cost the economy more than $200 million in lost GDP every week.