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‘Rail safety is my top priority’: Garneau

By Rachel Aiello      

Transportation Minister Marc Garneau talks about the new bill he’s tabled in the House, clean transportation technology, and much more with The Hill Times.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau details will come later on how $143-million allocated over three years for safety in the transfer of dangerous goods by rail will be spent. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says rail safety is his top priority as his department tries to move on after years of heavy public scrutiny following the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. In an effort to “support new and expanded activities to strengthen oversight and enforcement, and to enhance prevention and response capabilities,” the government has earmarked $143-million in the budget to be spent on rail safety in the transportation of dangerous goods over the next three years. Mr. Garneau

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