Just quickly, I'm not a transportation lawyer, so I'm not going to say that the amendments in Bill C-49 are perfect, but the bill does propose to tighten up or better quantify the definition of “adequate and suitable”. “Adequate and suitable” really is how the railways are held to account. Bringing in that broader definition does help improve accountability.
Is that the perfect definition? Probably not, when lawyers give us different legal texts, perhaps, but it is a significant improvement over what is in the current Canada Transportation Act.