OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today released the following statement concerning the accident involving a Canadian National train at a railway crossing in Ste. Anne, Manitoba:
"It is with great sadness that I learned of the accident involving a young person at a railway crossing in Ste. Anne, southeast of Winnipeg. I would like to offer my heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the family and friends affected by this terrible accident.
"My top priority remains rail safety. My officials will work closely with the railway company, the municipality and all law enforcement officials in order to determine the cause of this tragic accident.
"Any safety deficiencies identified through a possible Transportation Safety Board investigation or Transport Canada's inspections will be addressed immediately."
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For further information: Marc Roy, Director of Communications and Director of Parliamentary Affairs, Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, Marc.Roy@tc.gc.ca, 613-991-0700