An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (safety of persons and property)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Joyce Bateman  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill.

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Railway Safety Act to improve public safety by providing authority to issue orders if a railway work or a railway operation poses a threat to the safety of persons or property.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on March 31, 2015

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on March 26, 2015

  • Pauline Quinlan, Co-Chair, National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group, Mayor, City of Bromont, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Michael Bourque, President and Chief Executive Officer, Railway Association of Canada
  • Phil Benson, Lobbyist, Teamsters Canada
  • Don Ashley, National Legislative Director, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Teamsters Canada
  • Daniel Rubinstein, Manager, Policy and Research, Policy and Government Relations, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on March 24, 2015

  • Jim Vena, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian National Railway Company
  • Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services, and Chief Legal Officer, Canadian National Railway Company
  • Michael Farkouh, Vice-President, Safety and Sustainability, Canadian National Railway Company