BDJ Posted July 9, 2013 Report Share Posted July 9, 2013 The following excerpts are from a CBC News article after the train derailment in Quebec. Is this where the aviation industry is heading ?? "I think most Canadians would be surprised to hear that rail companies are left to inspect themselves and Transport Canada goes over the paperwork," says Olivia Chow, NDP transportation critic. "Shouldn't there be spot-checks by the government to see whether what is on paper is actually what's happening in the field?" According to E. Wayne Benedict, a labour lawyer and a former locomotive engineer who spent 15 years working for CP Rail and B.C. Rail, attempts at reducing enforcement costs has resulted in alarming deregulation in the industry. "When I first started in the late '80s, there was active enforcement by Transport Canada. You never knew when they were going to show up, they'd be climbing all over the trains," says Benedict. "By the time I left the railway industry in 2003, you could practically see tumbleweeds blowing across the tracks. You almost never saw the regulators." 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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