Rail accident liability and compensation regime strengthened

The July 2013 Lac-Mégantic derailment led a review of the safety of oil transport (Photo: Transport Canada).

CANADA: A new liability and compensation regime under the Safe & Accountable Rail Act comes into force on June 18, designed to ensure that in the event of a rail accident sufficient resources will be available to adequately compensate potential victims and pay for clean-up costs.

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