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Federal transport minister orders trains to slow down after fiery crash in Sask.

Source: David Shield, CBC News, February 6, 2020 

‘I cannot compromise on safety,’ Marc Garneau says

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is ordering that all trains carrying a significant amount of dangerous goods on federal lines slow down, in the wake of a CP crude oil train derailment in Saskatchewan this morning.

“I am very concerned about the derailments of railway cars containing dangerous goods in the past 12 months,” Garneau said in a statement issued earlier today. “That is why I am issuing an immediate order to slow trains carrying significant quantities of dangerous goods on federally regulated railway tracks across Canada.”

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