Canada says closely monitoring labor dispute at CN Rail

Reuters

OTTAWA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Canada is closely monitoring adispute between the railroad workers' union and CanadianNational Railway Co and is urging both parties tocontinue talking, a spokeswoman for Labour Minister KellieLeitch said on Tuesday.

"The best solution in any dispute is always the one that theparties reach themselves," the spokeswoman said in a statement.

In May 2012 the Canadian government passed legislationforcing an end to a strike at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. The spokeswoman did not respond when asked whetherOttawa would be prepared to intervene if CN Rail workers went onstrike.

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