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Marc Brazeau featured in Winnipeg Free Press discussing railway safety

On January 15, 2019, Marc Brazeau, President and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), submitted an opinion piece to the Winnipeg Free Press highlighting the safety record of Canada’s railways.  Full article below.

Railway Association defends safety record
By: Marc Brazeau
Winnipeg Free Press (WFP)
Posted: 01/15/2019 3:00 AM  

At the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), we always welcome scrutiny of the operations of the more than 50 freight and passenger railway companies we represent. Those companies are part of the fifth-largest rail network in the world, and the backbone of Canada’s transportation system. They employ more than 31,000 Canadians who work together to move more than $280 billion worth of goods across our country each year — that’s close to 70 per cent of all surface goods, and half of the county’s exports. They do it all with remarkable efficiency, and with a continual focus on operating safely and responsibly.

In the interest of fairness and balance, here’s context that every resident of Winnipeg — and indeed, Canada — should know about the country’s rail industry.

One-off anecdotes and stories might make for good headlines, but when it comes to data and year-over-year performance, Canada’s railways are safe and getting safer.

Marc Brazeau is president and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada.

About the Railway Association of Canada

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) represents more than 50 freight and passenger railway companies that move more than 84 million passengers and $280 billion worth of goods in Canada each year. The RAC advocates on behalf of its members and associate members to ensure that the rail sector remains globally competitive, sustainable and, most importantly, safe. Learn more at Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.



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