CN and Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. schedule news conference for noon May 15



    SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, May 13 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE:   CNI) and
the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. (SSMEDC) said today they will
hold a news conference in the city on Friday, May 15, 2009, at 12 noon to
announce an important tourism development for the Sault Ste Marie area.
    The news conference will be held in the second floor lobby concourse of
Roberta Bondar Place, 70 Foster Drive, in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Attending
the conference will be CN officers, officials of SSMEDC and representatives of
the Ontario and municipal governments.

    CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert,
B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth,
Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and
Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more
information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca

    The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit
organization, funded by public and private partners, whose goal is to be the
community's leader in supporting and promoting an environment that generates
sustainable employment in a healthy, growing and diversified economy.




For further information:

For further information: CN: Mark Hallman, Director, Communications,
Media, (905) 669-3384; SSMED: Ian McMillan, Executive Director, Tourism Sault
Ste. Marie, (705) 759-5465


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