Nutrien Temporarily Shutting Down Their Largest Potash Mine As CN Rail Strike Continues

Shutdown is temporary says Nutrien.

Nutrien is temporarily shutting down their biggest potash mine amid the ongoing CN Rail strike.

Here’s what Nutrien CEO Chuck Magro said in a statement:

“It is extremely disappointing that in a year when the agricultural sector has been severely impacted by poor weather and trade disputes, the CN strike will add further hardship to the Canadian agriculture industry. Any further disruption will be harmful to our business, the Canadian economy, and Canada’s competitive position and reputation as a reliable supplier of fertilizer and food. However, most concerning is the impact on our hundreds of employees for whom this creates great uncertainty and hardship leading up to the holiday season.”

The shutdown will begin next week, starting on December 2nd.

550 employees will be laid off according to reports.

The ongoing CN Rail strike will only add to Canada’s faltering image as a possible investment destination. With taxes rising, investment moving to the U.S., consumers increasingly struggling with low wages and a rising debt burden, and immense regional division, Canada looks less and less like a place where businesses can succeed.

Spencer Fernando

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Has Quebec has got their propane?
What kind of government would let this keep happening? Do they realize this will also affect the country on an international and economical level as well?
So many question, 7 days and nothing to be heard

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Even the east coast shipyards are laying off, as here is very little to ship and trucking could not keep up these large amounts that trains can move.
If the strike continues more businesses will also have to layoff, this is such a bad time for already slowing businesses, worse, will they be able to recover?

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35 ships in BC waiting for grain. Canada is becoming a backwater of the first order. Big government and big unions sure screw things up.