An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (maintenance of railway works)

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

Sponsor

Denis Blanchette  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of May 8, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment amends the Railway Safety Act in order to provide that a railway work that is designated as a historic place must be preserved in a way that enhances its beauty and historic character.

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Railway Safety ActRoutine Proceedings

May 8th, 2015 / 12:10 p.m.
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NDP

Denis Blanchette NDP Louis-Hébert, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-676, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (maintenance of railway works).

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the people of the Quebec City area, I am proud to introduce this bill, which contains two measures: a measure to recognize that a railway work that is designated as a historic place must be preserved in a way that enhances its beauty and historic character; and, more importantly, a measure that allows the government, in the case of default, to order the work to be done at the expense of the owner.

For 10 years, the Conservative government has been unable to have the Quebec Bridge painted. It has given the people of Quebec City a false impression by claiming that it has put $100 million on the table, but on condition that CN does its part, which CN is refusing to do because it has no obligation in that regard.

My bill would force CN to paint the Quebec Bridge, and the mayors of Quebec City and Lévis think it is a good idea.

Therefore, I invite all members of the House, especially government members, to work together and agree to quickly pass this simple, pragmatic and effective bill.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)