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Hughes voices rail concerns

The MP for Algoma Manitoulin Kapuskasing believes years of de-regulation are behind the many train derailments in Northern Ontario.  The north saw three derailments in February the worst of which saw a million litres of crude oil fall into the Mattagami River.  Hughes is also questioning where the rail tracks are strong enough to carry on-going heavy loads.   Hughes says rail transportation of crude oil has gone from 500 car-loads in 2009 to 160,000 car-loads four years later.  She’s telling the feds we can’t wait for another tragedy before taking steps to make rail transportation safe.

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