Train disaster comes as feds cut Transport Canada budget

(The Globe and Mail, July 9, 2013)


The oil-filled train that exploded in the middle of Lac-Mégantic, Que. instantly became the center of any discussion of rail safety, as a tragedy with such a heavy human cost inevitably must. But while the focus thus far is on the rising volume of oil being shipped by rail, the federal government’s underfunding of Transport Canada – the body responsible for regulating railroad safety – also demands a place in this urgent discussion…

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