Media Advisory - Canada's Track Record: Assessing Data on Canada's Railway Safety

CALGARY, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ -The horrific rail accident that occurred last year in Lac-Mégantic, Québec, along with a host of other incidents involving trains, has led many to question just how safe Canada's railways really are. Trains carrying all sorts of cargo, including dangerous materials, collectively travel millions of kilometres each year. But how many derailments, crashes and other incidents are there? Is Canada even keeping track?

Media are invited to a press conference where Jennifer Winter of The School of Public Policy will share the findings of her examination into railway incident data. Based on these findings, Winter will offer her take on whether government is giving railway safety the attention it deserves.


Railway safety data report release


1:00 p.m. EST

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Room 130-S, Centre Block (Charles Lynch Room)

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON

SOURCE: The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: For interview requests or an embargoed copy of the report, please contact: Morten Paulsen, 403.399.3377,


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