Mr. Speaker, there was another train derailment last Saturday. This time, it happened in Montreal, right next to where people live.
This disaster reminds us of the many others that have occurred since the Lac-Mégantic tragedy. Following two days of consultation with my constituents, I can sense their concerns and bewilderment regarding the long freight trains that go through my riding every day. Saint-Bruno is the busiest stretch of track in Canada, and thousands of cars carry dangerous goods right next to people's homes.
The Auditor General's report recommended that the department ensure that it has enough competent inspectors to monitor railway companies and safety management systems.
Despite this troubling situation, there is nothing in budget 2014 to improve rail safety. The government must act immediately to prevent future tragedies like Lac-Mégantic.