Rail Spill Fund ‘Insufficient’

A $1.69 per tonne levy on oil shipments by rail is insufficient to protect taxpayers from another Lac-Mégantic disaster, an MP said yesterday. Access To Information records show the compensation fund totaled $13.3 million in its first two years, and is now some $20 million – a fraction the cost of the $409 million Lac-Mégantic clean-up: “The railway fund pales in comparison.”

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