|Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - CP.t was founded in 1881 to physically unite Canada and Canadians from coast to coast.|
Canadian Pacific spun out its five subsidiaries into separate companies in late 2001. CPR's 14,000-mile network extends from the Port of Vancouver to The Port of Montreal, and to the U.S. industrial centers of Chicago, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, New York City and Buffalo.
The Globe and Mail reports in its Friday edition that Canadian Pacific Railway has begun shutting down its domestic rail network and told shippers it will not handle any Canadian goods as of early Saturday morning, ahead of a possible weekend strike by two of its unions. The Globe's Eric Atkins writes that the move precedes a possible Friday night walkout by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference that could halt much of the country's rail freight. A strike by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers risks shutting down parts of commuter railways serving Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. CP said: "CP has commenced and will continue to execute a safe and structured shutdown.