Media Advisory: The Canadian Transportation Agency's (CTA) oral hearing on West Vancouver's application for a suitable road crossing on CN right of way

Gatineau, Quebec – October 23, 2017

Purpose of the oral hearing

The purpose of the hearing is to hear oral arguments from the Corporation of the District of West Vancouver (West Vancouver) and Canadian National Railway Company (CN) on West Vancouver's application.

West Vancouver requests an order from the CTA to authorize the continued use of the Centennial Seawalk road crossing on the CN right of way in West Vancouver; provide no compensation to CN for such use on the basis that there is no real damage or appreciable injury to the railway company or its property; authorize West Vancouver to access the riprap areas and other shore protection works which protect the Seawalk; and impose no terms with respect to liability, indemnity and insurance.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 and Thursday, October 26, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Courtroom 601
Federal Court of Canada
CF Pacific Centre
701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V7Y 1B6


Members of the public may attend as observers. The seating capacity in the public gallery of Courtroom 601 is for 40 people only, and will be filled on a first come basis. No outside cameras or recording devices are permitted.

For more information

For information about the CTA or the accessibility of Courtroom 601, or to review publicly available hearing materials, please contact CTA staff at, or by telephone at 819-934-3448 (TTY 1-800-669-5575).  All requests should refer to Case No. 17-01001.


No interviews will be granted with Panel Members or CTA staff. Staff cannot provide interpretation or explanations of any information that is on the public record.


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