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TSB reiterates call for voice and video recorders on board all locomotives in Canada

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada needs a law requiring on-board cab voice and video recordings in locomotives, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested Tuesday. “On-board voice and video recorders on locomotives would help advance railway safety,” TSB stated in a tweet, reiterating an

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Quebec says Canadian Pacific directly responsible for 2013 Lac-Mégantic damages

October 21, 2016 Giuseppe Valiante - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Canadian Pacific Railway is directly responsible for damages caused when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, according to new allegations recently filed in court by the Quebec government. The railroad was responsible for

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Broken rail led to 2015 train derailment and propane release in northwestern Ontario: TSB

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The complete failure of an already-cracked rail led to the January 2015 derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) freight train carrying dangerous goods near Nipigon, Ont., the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said in an investigation report released

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Toronto freight train derailment on ‘major link’ between Port of Montreal, Central Canada

August 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A collision between two trains Sunday, about 2 kilometres northwest of the Ontario legislature building, on a freight track serving as a “major link” between Western Canada and the Port of Montreal, is under investigation. The Transportation Safety Board of

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PCS re-survey estimates $4.67 billion in insured damage from Fort McMurray wildfire

August 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses arising from the Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire are estimated at $4.67 billion, Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Property Claims Services said in a bulletin this week. The wildfire in May was the most expensive natural catastrophe in Canadian history, when

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Feds quietly paid $75M settlement for Lac Megantic victims and to avoid lawsuits

May 2, 2016 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal government quietly spent $75 million to settle with victims and creditors affected by the Lac-Megantic rail disaster – a contribution that also shielded it from lawsuits related to the deadly crash. Former transport minister Lisa Raitt