Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes says it shouldn’t take another tragedy to make rail transportation safe. She spoke in an adjournment debate about the rash of derailments in Northern Ontario in February. The worst of the accidents happened near Gogama when tanker cars left the track, caught fire and dumped a million litres of crude oil into the Mattagami River. She says new standards for tanker cars are still inadequate.

Carol Hughes