2019 Vancouver Freight Rail Investigation

Background

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has initiated an investigation into possible freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area. The matters covered by the investigation will include whether there is evidence of discriminatory treatment for certain commodities, how freight rail permits and/or embargoes are being used, and whether railway companies operating in the Vancouver area are fulfilling their service obligations.

Reports and decisions

2019-03-29
Letter Decision No. LET-R-29-2019
2019-03-29
Second Inquiry Report - 2019 Vancouver Freight Rail Investigation
2019-01-29
Inquiry Report - 2019 Vancouver Freight Rail Investigation - Revised 2019-02-06. [PDF]
2019-01-24
Letter Decision No. LET-R-20-2019 | Agency letter to participants (January 24) [PDF]
2019-01-21
Letter Decision No. LET-R-17-2019 | Agency letter to participants (January 22) [PDF]
2019-01-14
Letter Decision No. LET-R-5-2019 | Agency letter to CN [PDF]
2019-01-14
Letter Decision No. LET-R-6-2019 | Agency letter to CP [PDF]
2019-01-14
Letter Decision No. LET-R-7-2019 | Agency letter to BNSF [PDF]
2019-01-14
Letter Decision No. LET-R-8-2019 | Agency letter to WCSC [PDF]
2019-01-14
Letter Decision No. LET-R-9-2019 | Agency letter to COPA [PDF]
2019-01-14
Letter Decision No. LET-R-10-2019 | Agency letter to FPAC [PDF]
2019-01-14
Letter Decision No. LET-R-12-2019 | Agency letter to FMA [PDF]
2019-01-14
Letter Decision No. LET-R-11-2019 | Agency letter to WGEA [PDF]

Oral hearing

2019-02-13
Day 1 - Transcript | Day 2 - Transcript
This is a verbatim transcript of the oral hearing before the Canadian Transportation Agency, which has been transcribed using the official language spoken by the participant at the hearing.
2019-01-29
Opening remarks: Oral hearing on possible rail service issues in Vancouver
2019-01-28
Order of Proceedings for Vancouver Freight Rail Investigation Oral Hearing

Submissions in Response to Decision No. CONF-9-2019

2019-11-25
CN Vancouver Congestion Plan 2019 Reference Binder

Submissions in Response to Decision No. LET-R-29-2019

2019-04-08
Reply of CN to other participants responses
2019-04-08
Reply of BNSF to other participants responses
2019-04-08
Reply of FPAC to other participants responses
2019-03-26
CN Answer March 26
2019-03-26
Authorities to CN Answer March 26
2019-03-26
CP Answer March 26th
2019-03-26
CP Answer : Appendix A
2019-03-26
CP Answer : Appendix B
2019-03-26
CP Answer : Appendix C
2019-03-26
CP Answer : Appendix D
2019-03-26
CP Answer : Appendix E
2019-03-26
CP Answer : Appendix F
2019-03-26
CP Answer : Appendix G
2019-03-26
FPAC Answer

Key submissions

2019-02-22
WGEA submission
2019-02-20
Univar submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-20
Shell submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request – attachment
2019-02-20
Fibreco submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-20
Fibreco submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request - attachment
2019-02-20
Chemtrade submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-20
Chemtrade submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request – attachment 1
2019-02-20
Chemtrade submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request – attachment 2
2019-02-20
Chemtrade submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request – attachment 3
2019-02-20
Chemtrade submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request – attachment 4
2019-02-20
Chemtrade submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request – attachment 5
2019-02-19
Viterra submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-19
Squamish Terminals Limited submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request – attachment
2019-02-19
Richardson International Limited submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-19
Richardson International Limited submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request - attachment
2019-02-19
CN submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-19
CN corrected slide 13 from the oral hearing
2019-02-19
Cargill submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-18
Ray-Mont Logistics submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-14
Alliance Grain Terminals submission in response to Inquiry Officer's information request
2019-02-12
WGEA submission in reply to the Panel's questions - attachment
2019-02-12
WGEA submission in reply to the Panel's questions
2019-02-08
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority submission in reply to Panel's questions
2019-02-08
Ray-Mont Logistics submission in reply to Panel's questions (in French)
2019-02-08
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade submission
2019-02-08
Freight Management Association of Canada submission in reply to Panel's questions
2019-02-08
Forest Products Association of Canada submission in reply to Panel's questions
2019-02-08
Canadian Pacific Railway Company submission in reply to Panel's questions
2019-02-08
BNSF submission in reply to Panel's questions
2019-02-08
BC Chamber of Commerce submission
2019-01-30
CP submission received at oral hearing
2019-01-30
CN submission received at oral hearing
2019-01-29
FMA submission received at oral hearing, 1 of 2
FMA submission received at oral hearing, 2 of 2
2019-01-29
Pulse Canada submission received at oral hearing
2019-01-18
WGEA Submission
WGEA spreadsheet in support of submission
2019-01-17
FPAC submission

News

2019-04-15
CTA issues determination on freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area: CN breached its service obligations
2019-01-25
Media Advisory: The Canadian Transportation Agency’s oral hearing into possible freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area
2019-01-16
Notice of Oral Hearing: Vancouver Freight Rail Investigation
2019-01-14
The Canadian Transportation Agency launches investigation into possible rail service issues in the Vancouver area
 
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