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 Canadian Rail. It is an authority on issues concerning Canadian Rail and the trusted body Government consults in establishing regulations and standards. This partnership creates a constructive environment and helps ensure that Rail is safe, secure, competitive and accessible.

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 Canadian Rail.

Jun 12, 2013

RAILWAY INDUSTRY APPEARANCE BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT 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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Nov 22, 2011

RAILWAY INDUSTRY APPEARANCE BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS - BILL S-4

The RAC supports Bill S-4. However, it submits that it could have gone further in a number of key areas. The main area of concern is the ever increasing proximity between railway operations and everyday life in communities across the country. Proximity issues should have been addressed in the Bill. The second area requiring modifications to the Bill is the limitation of the number of new crossings.
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Nov 12, 2011

Submission by the RAC on Bill S-4

The bill proposing amendments to the Railway Safety Act, Bill – C-33, was debated before the relevant House of Commons transportation committee, earlier in the year, but died on the House agenda when the Federal election was called. The industry brought forth recommendations on a few issues, but they were not accepted at that time.
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Feb 15, 2011

Submission by the Railway Association of Canada and Its Railway Members to The House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport,

Infrastructure and Communities on the proposed amendments to the Railway Safety Act as set out in Bill C-33


The RAC supports Bill C-33. However, it submits that it could have gone further in a number of key areas. The main area of concern is the ever increasing proximity between railway operations and everyday life in communities across the country. Proximity issues should have been addressed in the Bill. The second area requiring modifications to the Bill is the limitation of the number of new crossings.
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