Transportation Solution for Northern Ontario’s Mining Sector
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  • Company Name: Ontario Northland

Ontario Northland
Drew Duquette, Vice President of Transportation
Topic “Rail: The Reliable Transportation Solution for Northern Ontario’s Mining Sector”
With the current and future boom in the mining industry, Ontario Northland will play a major role in the shipment of mining materials and minerals to help meet the demand. There are many reasons our customers choose to ship by rail. It’s cost efficient, environmentally friendly, and gets products quickly to and from northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec to the rest of North America.
Drew is the Vice-President of Transportation at Ontario Northland. He is a fifth generation railroader and has recently joined Ontario Northland’s senior leadership team. Drew brings 37 years of operational expertise from Canadian Pacific. His focus is to improve and expand rail transportation services in the north and further the organizations safety culture.
Drew grew up in Northern Ontario and after travelling throughout Canada building his railroading experience and knowledge, he returned to his roots. He enjoys the outdoors and is looking forward to contributing to a region that has always been important to him.