The battle over 20 kilometres of rail in rural Quebec
Metro Ottawa

By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Metro News, August 1, 2017

Another dispute over the removal of railway tracks has led the Moose Consortium to ask the Canadian Transportation Agency to order the town of Chelsea, Que., not to rip up a 20-km section of track that the town intends to replace with a regional bike path.

The Moose Consortium filed an official complaint on Monday with the CTA asking them to block Chelsea from beginning work to remove the track. They are making an ambitious claim: track that has been considered provincial domain for decades is in fact federal track, based on two acts of Parliament from 1887 and 1894, and some ambiguous decisions from the 1980s.

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