Friday, 06 April 2018 13:52

Bill C-49 returns to the House with amendments

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The Senate has sent the omnibus transportation bill, Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, back to the House of Commons for reconsideration. The Senate Transport Committee made 19 changes to the bill including stricter guidelines around the use of video cameras in locomotives and granting the Canadian Transportation Agency ‘own motion powers’ that would allow the agency to investigate service delays without requiring a formal complaint. The Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, will take the next two weeks to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate. 

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