Letter on Rail Safety

Rail safety is a critical issue for our Ward 20 communities. We have seen an increasing number of trains pass along our Northern border and through our residential neighbourhoods. I was pleased to work with my City Council colleagues to send this letter to the new Minister of Transportation, Marc Garneau, to ensure that the voices of Toronto residents are being heard by the federal government.

We need to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to keep residents safe from the potential risks. That is why we have asked for improved communications with residents, increased safety measures, accelerating the removal of dangerous tank cars and revisions to the current liability and insurance regime.

I look forward to hearing from the federal government on their proposals to deal with rail safety issues in Toronto and across the country. 

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