Denis Lebel Own Up (2)

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Denis Lebel was Canadian Minister of Transport when the Lac Megantic tragedy occurred, July 6, 2013. Rather than accept responsibility, he was shifted to a different portfolio. He should have owned up for his responsibility, he should own up for his responsibility, still today he should resign. Here is what he said in 2011 before a Senate committee.

Mr. Denis Lebel: The accountability of railway companies is important, as is the fact that all railway companies, when they will ride on federal tracks, will have to be accredited, “federally” speaking. In the past, when there was a problem with part of a track which belonged to the federal government, whether it was a track used for public transit or for another purpose, we had to go after CN and CP.

But under this bill, we will be able to deal directly with those companies. We do not want to impose fines on them, but when there are reasons to be more rigorous in rail operations, this will certainly yield better results, and there will be less of an impact on the environment and, as a consequence, fewer accidents.

Source: Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications, November 16, 2011

http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/sen/committee/411/TRCM/04EVA-49179-E.HTM

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