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With more oil to be shipped by rail, train derailments show enduring safety gaps

Feb 28 2019 — Mark Winfield and Bruce Campbell — The recent runaway CP Rail train in the Rocky Mountains near Field, B.C., highlighted ongoing gaps in Canada’s railway safety regime, more than five years after the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster that killed 47 residents of the small Québec town. The British Columbia crash resulted in the deaths of three railway workers and the derailment of […]

With more oil to be shipped by rail, train derailments show enduring safety gaps

Feb 28 2019 — Mark Winfield and Bruce Campbell — The recent train derailment in B.C. was one of a rash of high-profile derailments in Canada since the beginning of 2019. While none compares in magnitude with Lac-Mégantic, they evoke disturbing parallels to that tragedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Mark Winfield, York University, Canada and Bruce Campbell, York University, Canada The recent runaway CP Rail […]