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Teamsters Canada says a strike against Canadian Pacific is now under way and CP has suspended its freight service across the country.
The union, which represents about 5,000 CP workers, says the two sides were unable to reach an agreement despite talks that continued until the deadline.
Both the union and CP spokesman Ed Greenberg says the negotiations will continue on Wednesday.
Major points of contention are pensions, some work rules and fatigue management.
Both sides said that commuter trains in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto would keep running in the event of a strike.