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.