RAC Issues and Submissions

RAC is an insightful and trusted partner working with government to address the challenges facing the country and an authority on issues concerning the Canadian railway industry. It is an authority on issues concerning Canadian rail and the trusted body that the government consults in establishing regulations and standards. This partnership creates a constructive environment and helps ensure that the rail sector remains globally competitive, sustainable, and most importantly, safe.

RAC, with input from its members, provides the Government of Canada with informed and constructive advice, guidance and direction on a timely basis. The role of policy development and advocacy is integral to the RAC mandate and includes the preparation of formal submissions on issues relating to safety, security regulation, the environment and the economy. RAC also advocates for changes in government policies impacting the railway sector.


CTA Review Submission

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) filed its first submission to the Canada Transportation Act Review Secretariat on Feb. 26, 2015. The RAC will submit and post its second submission in the coming weeks.

Visit www.railcan.ca/cta_review to download RAC CTA Review submissions.


Jun 12, 2013

Railway industry appearance before senate committee on transport and and communications - Bill C-52

The rail sector testified in front of the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act.
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