CN Rail a Poor Corporate Citizen – Thunder Bay Mayor Hobbs

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FWFN Chief Georjann Morriseau, Mayor Keith Hobbs and City Manager Tim Commisso
FWFN Chief Georjann Morriseau, Mayor Keith Hobbs and City Manager Tim Commisso

FWFN Chief Georjann Morriseau, Mayor Keith Hobbs and City Manager Tim Commisso
FWFN Chief Georjann Morriseau, Mayor Keith Hobbs and City Manager Tim Commisso

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The City of Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation hosted a media conference today to outline the issues with CN Rail and the James Street Bridge. Mayor Keith Hobbs and Fort William First Nation Chief Georjann Morriseau addressed the issues concerning the bridge.

Mayor Hobbs outlined how CN Rail has proven a poor corporate citizen and has not acted in good faith toward honouring their agreement with the City.

The Mayor stated that CN rail has offered to make traffic on a one-way basis available on the bridge. Hobbs said as many as 15,000 vehicles a day have used the bridge, and the traffic tie-ups from a one way bridge would not work.

Chief Morrisseau expressed that “Fort William First Nation is at its wits ends in trying to work with CN Rail”.

“Our concerns have been expressed loud and clear,” stated the Chief. “However our concerns have not been heard”.

The file has been handed over to the City of Thunder Bay Legal Department and the City is looking to take the issue of the James Street Bridge to Court.