Updated Levy

Did you know that shippers that transport crude oil on federally regulated railway have to pay a levy? This year, the levy is $1.76/tonne. Since 2016, we received over $1M / month in average. To learn more:



Levy on shipments of crude oil by rail

Pursuant to subsection 155.4(4) footnote * of the Canada Transportation Act (the Act), the amount of the levy in respect of payments into the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods required by subsection 155.7(1)footnote * of the Act is $1.76 per tonne during the year commencing April 1, 2019.


March 4, 2019

Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P.

Minister of Transport


Claiming for Damages after a Rail Accident – An Intro for Indigenous Communities


English webinar:

Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
Presented by Patricia Stirbys and Rohan Mathai
Please register here:

French webinar:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
Presented by Mark Gauthier
Please register here:


Patricia Stirbys works in Engagement and Outreach to Indigenous communities.
Rohan Mathai is legal counsel to the Rail Fund.
Mark Gauthier is the Deputy Administrator of the Rail Fund.

Patricia, Rohan and Mark will speak on the background of the Rail Fund, the Rail Fund’s compensation and liability regime, and the current work being undertaken. We are seeking your input regarding Indigenous interests or concerns about how the Rail Fund works.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and to provide input.

2017-2018 Annual Report

The 2017-2018 Annual Report of the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is now available on our website ( under “Publications”). Should you have any suggestions for next year’s report, please forward them to


Claims Manual

FRAIDG’s Draft Claims Manual