The Railway Safety Act Review Panel invited submissions from interested parties (railway companies, industry associations, private citizens, researchers or any level of government) to provide information and advice on key issues. A list of all submissions received are indicated below.

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Organization Submission
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC)


Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Association of Manitoba Municipalities Submission

Brian Mason, Minister, Alberta Government
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC)

Accident Avoidance and Achieving Excellence for Canadians through Rail Safety - CAFC Submission

Canadian Common Ground Alliance Canadian Common Ground Alliance Submission
Canadian Gas Association (CGA) & Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)


Canadian National Railway Company (CN)

Canadian National Railway Submission

Canadian National Railway Police Association (CNRPA)

Submission and request for official standing at related hearings - CNRPA

Second Submission - CNRPA

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) Canadian Pacific Railway Submission
Cando Rail Services Cando Rail Services Submission
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) Review 2017-18 of the Railway Safety Act - CIAC Submission
City of Ottawa City of Ottawa comments on the Railway Safety Act
Coalition des citoyens et Organismes engagés pour la sécurité ferroviaire de Lac-Mégantic Mémoire de la Coalition des citoyens et Organismes engagés pour la sécurité ferroviaire de Lac-Mégantic
Dave Berard Dave Berard Submission
Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications (FETCO)


Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Submission to the Railway Safety Act

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group (RSWG)

FCM & RSWG Submission

Federation of Canadian Municipalities & Railway Association of Canada

Prevention of Municipal – Railway Proximity Safety Issues through Effective Land Use Planning - FCM/RAC Submission

Fred Millar Railway Safety Act review Consultation Document comments
Gabriel Ste-Marie - Member of Parliament Gabriel Ste-Marie Submission
Government of New Brunswick Government of New Brunswick Submission
Government of Saskatchewan Government of Saskatchewan Submission
Institut en Culture Sécurité Industrielle Mégantic (ICSIM)

Brief submitted to the Railway Safety Act review panel 2017-2018 (ICSIM)

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Statutory Review of the Railway Safety Act
Manitoba Infrastructure Manitoba Infrastructure Submission
Mark Winfield - York University Mark Winfield's Submission
Metrolinx, Réseau de transport métropolitain & TransLink Railway Safety Act
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Ministry of Transportation Submission
Operation Lifesaver Preventing Rail-Related Injuries and Deaths in Canada
Rail Safety First

Rail Safety First - First Submission

Rail Safety First - Second Submission

10 Critical Action Items

Railway Association of Canada

Railway Association of Canada Submission

Legal opinion in support of the RAC submission

Railway Association of Canada & Canadian Urban Transit Association Railway Safety Improvement – Crossings and Trespassing - RAC/CUTA Submission
Safe Rail Communities Safe Rail Communities Submission
Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities SARM
SaskEnergy SaskEnergy Submission
Trains and Us Quieter Railways Means Safer Railways: The case for taking railway noise and vibration issues seriously and how this can be a vector for making Canada’s railways safer and more efficient.
Unifor Unifor Submission
Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) Examen de la Loi sur la sécurité ferroviaire
Ville de Montréal Commentaires de la Ville de Montréal
Waterloo Central Railway Waterloo Central Railway Submission