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Amendment to Ontario’s Forest Fires Prevention Act takes aim at railway liability

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A recent amendment to Ontario’s Forest Fires Prevention Act now stipulates that railway corporations are liable for damages related to fires originating within 15 metres of the centre line of their tracks, while members of the Ontario Securities Commission are

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Mandatory locomotive recorder bill ‘addresses a key safety issue,’ says Transportation Safety Board

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to the federal Railway Safety Act mandating recording devices, if passed into law, could provide “essential information” to Transportation Safety Board of Canada staff investigating rail accidents and could help prevent such accidents in the future, TSB suggested Tuesday.

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Manitoba to streamline farm building code requirements

January 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Manitoba announced on Wednesday that it is removing “unnecessary regulatory requirements” on the construction of farm buildings. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler suggested in a statement that the removal of the regulations will support the long-term, sustainable