OTTAWA, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of
Intergovernmental Affairs, issued this statement today regarding the
train derailment on the Bonnybrook Bridge in Calgary.
"Our government remains concerned about the on-going situation in
Calgary. We are always working to protect and enhance the safety of our
transportation system and the environment.
"My department has sent a Transportation of Dangerous Goods inspector to
"The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is onsite to conduct a full
investigation to determine the cause of the accident. A Transport
Canada Ministerial Observer will be present to report back on the
investigation's progress. Should any deficiencies be identified, we
will not hesitate to take appropriate action.
"Transport Canada is increasing oversight in southern Alberta as a
prudent and precautionary measure."
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities,
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
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