Mr. Speaker, I was happy to learn this morning that Canadian National and Illinois Central Railroad are engaged. CN's purchase of this railroad will cost some $4.3 billion. More importantly, the purchase should increase the number of CN employees.
No, it should not mean a cut in staff. This is great news for the economy of the Montreal region. Canadian National, currently the sixth largest railway company in North America will move to fifth place.
We should all be delighted at this marriage, because it will provide a significant boost to the economy of the Montreal region.
This is truly a love story. A toast to St. Valentine's Day.