Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair speaks to Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones on Ontario rail blockade

Statement

OTTAWA February, 23, 2020 – Yesterday, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair spoke to Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones to discuss ongoing work to end the rail blockade in Ontario and resume business along the rail line.

Minister Blair stressed the importance of finding a peaceful and lasting resolution to the blockade in Tyendinaga. He emphasized that the blockade is threatening public health and safety, as well as forcing layoffs. Both Ministers agreed that the current situation is untenable. 

Minister Blair committed to continued dialogue with all parties involved to end the blockades so the country’s rail system can return to full functionality and Canadian business can resume unfettered.

Contacts

Mary-Liz Power
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
mary-liz.power@canada.ca

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada
613-991-0657
ps.mediarelations-relationsaveclesmedias.sp@canada.ca


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