Railway cars in the Winnipeg yard of the Canadian Pacific Railway. With the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in
the early 1880s, Winnipeg became the transportation hub of Western Canada. Huge amounts of cargo passed through the city to points east and west. The CPR
yard in the north end formed a symbolic barrier as well as a physical one. People north of the tracks were generally (but not always) "blue collar"
working class whereas those south of the tracks were often (but not always) "white collar". The stereoscopic effect in this early 20th century image
from the Keystone View Company is subtle, and there is some kind of distortion in the upper left corner, perhaps the effect of sunlight on the camera lens -
Date unknown L.G. Goldsborough collection.
15 December 2011
Canadian Pacific and Manitoba Government Announce Signing of Collaboration Agreement
Calgary Alberta - North American railroad Canadian Pacific and the Province of Manitoba today announced the signing of a 10-year
memorandum of agreement to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall transportation system in Manitoba.
The agreement sets the framework for the Province of Manitoba and CP to further develop their collaborative relationship to enable long-term rail and road
planning for the City of Winnipeg, rural municipalities, and elsewhere in the province to proactively mitigate road and rail proximity issues, improve the
efficiency of the overall supply chain, and identify opportunities and actions to support future growth.
"Canadian Pacific is focused on continuously improving service reliability, asset velocity, and productivity," said CP's Jane O'Hagan, Executive
Vice-President Marketing and Sales and Chief Marketing Officer. "This agreement extends the supply chain to include government. We applaud the Province of
Manitoba for their vision in supporting a competitive, multi-modal transportation system."
"CP is an important supply chain partner for many shipping companies in Manitoba and we look forward to implementing this MOU to extend our collaborative
relationship with CP in planning our future infrastructure and service needs," said Steve Ashton, Minister of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.
"CP is also a critical stakeholder in Manitoba's International Gateway Strategy of which the new inland port, CentrePort Canada, is a feature development
to leverage our world class transportation infrastructure and services for growing Manitoba's economy."
The 10-year collaboration agreement also calls for long term plans to incorporate rail transportation logistics for the growth of CentrePort Canada, in
This is the eighth collaboration/service level agreement recently completed between CP and supply chain partners.