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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.
FCM President Brad Woodside issued the following statement regarding the announcement: "FCM welcomes today's announcement by Minister Raitt of additional safety measures that respond directly to recommendations made by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada as part of its investigation into the Lac-Mégantic derailment.