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Jury selection to begin in Lac-Mégantic train derailment trial

September 11, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

SHERBOOKE, Que. – Jury selection is set to begin today in the trial of three men charged in the rail disaster that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Que. Three ex-railway employees – train driver Thomas Harding, railway traffic controller Richard

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TSB reiterates call for federal regulator to audit safety management systems of Canada’s railways ‘in sufficient depth and frequency’

July 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite efforts by Transport Canada to audit safety management systems of federally-regulated railways, the risk associated with weak railway safety management systems is sufficient to warrant continued involvement from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the board suggested Tuesday. In

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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