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Transport Canada introduces new rail security measures, but goal may be easier trade with U.S.

(Source: CBC News, June 26, 2017)

OTTAWA — Transport Canada is proposing new regulations to reduce the risks of terror attacks on the Canadian rail system. The proposed regulations, which were published on Friday, would apply to freight carriers that transport dangerous goods, such as flammable or radioactive materials. Critics say the new regulations may have more to do with trade with the United States than terrorism. According to the government's notice, the regulations will "enhance alignment with" U.S. transportation regulations, which will "make it easier for industry to do business on both sides of the border."

Full story: CBC News

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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