Every day, the movement of dangerous goods by rail through our communities puts thousands of Canadians at risk. In 2014, there were about 140,000 tank cars carrying crude oil across Canada. This is 280 times the number of tanks that travelled in 2009. The projected number for 2016 is 510,000 tank cars. Safe Rail Communities (SRC) is a non-partisan initiative that advocates for safe, transparent, and regulated rail. Safe Rail has launched a new e-petition in order to keep the issue on the agenda of the federal government. Our federal representatives are ultimately responsible for the regulation of Canada's railways.
In order for an e-petition to be presented in the House of Commons, it must receive 500 signatories within 120 days of being posted on the government website. Given this deadline, Safe Rail would very much appreciated your support in promoting the e-petition by sharing it with your family, friends and any others: To view and sign the e-petition, please click here.