CN gives $50,000 to benefit victims of Toronto attack

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TORONTO — Canadian National Railway Company (CN) announced today it will make a donation of $50,000 to the #TorontoStrong Fund established by Mayor John Tory, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Foundation in support of victims of the deadly van attack on Monday.

“On behalf of the entire CN family, I would like to express our condolences to the people of Toronto who experienced a senseless tragedy yesterday,” said JJ Ruest, interim president and chief executive officer of CN. “To those who have lost loved ones and to those who are recovering, you are in our thoughts and prayers. In making this donation we hope it will encourage others to donate to support the victims and their families.”

The #TorontoStrong Fund will identify organizations and agencies to benefit from these donations in a coordinated, accountable manner.

“In this moment of violence and loss, we are seeing Toronto’s true colours – we are a generous and highly compassionate city,” said Sharon Avery, president and chief executive officer of the Toronto Foundation. “We have joined with the city of Toronto to create the #TorontoStrong Fund, where Torontonians can support those affected by this horrific attack in a unified way and help our city to heal.”

CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 25,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company’s website at

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