PRINCE GEORGE, BC, April 2, 2018 (CBC) -Hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of grain, lumber and other products are sitting idle in northern B.C. due to a months-long backlog on CN rail lines, causing industry groups to warn Canada is losing its competitive edge in international trade.
The province's trade minister has also asked the federal government to step in, saying CN's "unreliable" rail service is hurting the region.
"Companies looking to invest in northern B.C. communities are understandably discouraged from doing so because of the risk and uncertainty caused by CN Rail's unreliable service," Bruce Ralston said Wednesday in a statement.
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