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Canadian municipalities satisfied with new rail safety measures

rail.jpgThe Federation of Canadian Municipalities says it is satisfied with the changes to rail safety announced yesterday by federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt. This will include a three-year phase-out or retrofit of older tank cars that are used to transport crude oil or ethanol by rail, like the DOT-111 rail cars that exploded in the Lac-Mégantic derailment.

Pauline Quinlan is the mayor of Bromont and co-chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' committee on rail safety.

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