New Video Series

In this three (3) episode video series, learn about the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, and the steps taken to better protect Canadians from bearing the cost of accidents involving the transport of crude oil by rail.

  • This 2013 railway accident resulted in the death of 47 people, the destruction of Lac-Mégantic’s core downtown area, the release of about six million liters of crude oil, and the evacuation of 2,000 people. Close to 4300 claims were submitted, representing 1.5 billion dollars in damages.


Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Discussion with Lisa Raitt, Former Transport Minister

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Join our discussion with the Honorable Lisa Raitt, former Transport Minister, as she talks about her first weeks dealing with the Lac-Mégantic railway accident.

We also discuss the law that was introduced in Parliament. Learn how this law, which led to the creation of the Fund, improves accountability and liability.


Lessons Learned and Changes to Rail Transportation: An Expert Panel Discussion

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We look at the lessons learned from the Lac-Mégantic accident with three railway experts.  We'll explore recent changes in the transport of crude oil by rail.

Our expert guests draw upon their experiences within the Canadian Transportation Agency, Transport Canada and the Railway Association of Canada.


About the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods (FRAIDG)

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All you ever wanted to know about the Fund will be uncovered: from the damages we cover, to our funding, and how to make a claim.