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HL:Government to introduce legislation Monday to end rail strike: source@

February 15, 2015

OTTAWA — The federal government will introduce legislation to end a strike by more than 3,000 members of the Teamsters against Canadian Pacific Railway.

A government source tells The Canadian Press the legislation will be tabled Monday morning. A notice to allow for introduction of the bill was placed on the Commons order paper late Friday afternoon.

The strike against CP Rail (TSX:CP) began after contract talks failed to reach an agreement before the midnight deadline.

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference union represents 3,300 locomotive engineers and other train workers at CP.

In a statement issued Sunday morning, CP said it would deploy management personnel to operate a reduced freight service on its Canadian network.

Labour Minister Kellie Leitch had been involved in the bargaining effort and said the government would review all available options, up to and including the introduction of legislation in Parliament.