Canadian Pacific employees commemorate International Day of Mourning

CALGARY, April 27 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific employees and trains will pause in silence to commemorate men and women who have been injured or have lost their lives in the workplace on Wednesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. local time.

"Safety has always been and will always be our number one priority," said Ed Harris, Canadian Pacific Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. "Each year we remember those employees who have lost their lives or suffered injury in occupational incidents. Ultimately, this day heightens awareness and strengthens workplace safety."

Trains, locomotive crews, mechanical and operations employees in CP yards, engineering employees along our track and office workers will all stop in safe locations to observe a moment of silence followed by one loud, united honorary whistle salute.

"The silence and pause allows employees to reflect on the pivotal importance of safety in the workplace," added Harris. "Canadian Pacific's strong on-the-job safety record is a testament to the dedicated joint union-management Occupational Health and Safety teams across our rail network."

Measured by train incidents, CP has been North America's safest railroad in 11 of the last 13 years.

To pay a special tribute to Canadian Pacific employees who have lost their lives or suffered injury while at work, a commemorative plaque, that was jointly created by CP employees and unions, will be unveiled at a ceremony at Canadian Pacific's Calgary headquarters.

As the International Day of Mourning occurs during Rail Safety Week in Canada, the Canadian Pacific Police Service will also conduct safety enforcement and awareness blitzes across our network to highlight the importance of safety around railway property in the communities in which we operate.

About Canadian Pacific:

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP NYSE/TSX), through the ingenuity of its employees located across Canada and in the United States, remains committed to being the safest, most fluid railway in North America. Our people are the key to delivering innovative transportation solutions to our customers and to ensuring the safe operation of our trains through the more than 1,100 communities where we operate. Come and visit us at to see how we can put our ingenuity to work for you.

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

For further information: For further information: Mike LoVecchio, Senior Manager - Media Relations, Canadian Pacific, (778) 772-9636 Tel, (416) 814-0948 24/7 Media Pager

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