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The Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) are committed to building a common approach to the prevention and resolution of issues that may arise when people live and work in close proximity to railway operations.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Vicki-May Hamm issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement on the safe transportation of dangerous good by Canada’s Minister of Transportation.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Vicki-May Hamm issued the following statement in on the anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic rail tragedy.
Remarks for Pauline Quinlan — Chair of Rail Safety Working Group
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) welcomes stricter standards and expects special measures will be introduced during the phase-in period.
FCM welcomes the federal government's plan to establish a set of minimum insurance requirements for rail companies and to impose levies on companies that ship crude oil. The proposed legislation answers FCM's call for a comprehensive approach that makes railways and crude oil shippers pay the full costs of rail disasters.