Class Action Against CN Rail Regarding Train Horn Noise

On June 26, 2019 JSS Barristers and Branch MacMaster LLP filed a proposed class action in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench against Canadian National Railway Company (“CN”).  

In the Statement of Claim, the Plaintiff, on behalf of the proposed class, alleges that CN has failed to obey laws intended to reduce the noise caused by trains passing through Parkland County, Alberta. The proposed class includes all Parkland County residents living within 1.75 miles of each of the 12 railway crossings located within the County boundaries.

A copy of the Statement of Claim can be viewed here.

A copy of the Application for Certification of the class proceeding can be viewed here.

On April 19, 2022, the Court released Reasons for Decision regarding the Application for Certification made by the Plaintiff, Norman Klassen. The Court certified the common issues proposed by the Plaintiff and concurrently dismissed the Defendant’s Application for Summary Dismissal of the Claim. A copy of the Reasons for Decision can be viewed here.

For more information contact the lawyer(s) listed below or email

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If you would like to speak to one of the JSS Barristers lawyers involved in this action, please give us a call. The lawyers will answer your questions regarding this proposed class action at no cost to you.

Affected persons are encouraged to contact:

Gavin Price
(403) 571-0747

Kajal Ervin
(403) 571-0745