Transport, Infrastructure and Communities – April 23, 2015

In Committee from the House of Commons

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities – April 23, 2015

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt discusses the Safe and Accountable Rail Act (Bill C-52), which aims to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act. Shawn Tupper (assistant deputy minister, policy), Laureen Kinney (assistant deputy minister, safety and security) and Alain Langlois (general counsel and associate head) from the Department of Transport provide additional testimony. James Beardsley (chairman, global rail practice, Marsh and McLellan Companies), Lois Gardiner (senior vice-president, risk consulting, Western Canada, AON Global Risk Consulting), Robert Taylor (assistant vice-president, Canadian Pacific Railway) and Terry Berthiaume (president and CEO, Essex Terminal Railway Company) from the Railway Association of Canada along with Phil Benson (lobbyist) of Teamsters Canada express some concern over the current state of the proposed legislation.
(April 23, 2015)