Appendix C: Chronology of Public Consultations, Meetings and Site Visits

Week of ... Location Public Consultations, Meetings and Site Visits
February 25 Ottawa
  • Transport Canada - Rail Safety Directorate
  • Railway Association of Canada
  • Transport Canada - Communications Group
  • Transport Canada - Deputy Minister, and Associate Deputy Minister, Safety and Security
March 11 Ottawa
  • Transport Canada - Departmental General Counsel, Legal Services
  • CN, CP, VIA, Genesee Wyoming, AmeriRail and Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)
  • Site visits to CN Taschereau Yard, CP Côte St-Luc Yard, CN Champlain Sub-dispatching Centre and VIA Rail Operations Centre and Maintenance Facility
April 1 Ottawa
  • Transportation Safety Board
  • Transport Canada - Civil Aviation Directorate
  • Canadian Chemical Producers' Association
  • Transport Canada - Rail Safety Directorate
  • Railway Association of Canada
  • Transport Canada - Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate
April 8 Huntsville
  • Transport Canada - Rail Safety Directorate National Management Team
April 22 Calgary
  • Public Consultation
  • CP
  • Tour of Network Management Centre and site visit to CP Alyth Yard
  • Trip aboard CP Track Evaluation Car (Calgary to Edmonton)
  • Public Consultation
  • Site visit to CN Network Operations Centre
  • Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation and Emergency Management Alberta
April 29 Ottawa
  • Mervin Tweed, M.P., Chair, Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
  • The Honourable David Collenette, P.C., former Minister of Transport
May 6 Vancouver
  • Helicopter tour of Port of Vancouver including inter-modal transfer and Deltaport
  • Site visit to CN North Vancouver Yard
  • Trip by rail and highway to Whistler via Squamish subdivision through Cheakamus Canyon (hi-rail vehicle and track geometry car)
  • Trip by rail to Darcy, Lillooet and Kelly Lake (return trip to Vancouver via Boston Bar and Fraser River Canyon)
May 13 Vancouver
  • Public Consultation
  • British Columbia Safety Authority and British Columbia Ministry of the Environment
  • Transport Canada - Prairie and Northern Region railway safety managers/inspectors
  • Transport Canada - Pacific Region railway safety managers/inspectors
  • CAW-TCA (formerly Canadian Auto Workers)
  • Public Consultation
  • Site visit to Rocky Mountaineer operations
Prince George
  • CN Health and Safety Committee (chairs)
  • Public Consultation
June 3 Saskatoon
  • Public Consultation
  • Public Consultation
  • Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Site visit to CN Symington Yard (locomotive testing and track evaluation car)
  • Former Regional Director General, Prairie and Northern Region, Transport Canada
  • Public Consultation
June 24 Montreal
  • VIA Rail
  • CN
  • Transport Canada - Quebec Region railway safety managers / inspectors
  • Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)
  • Transportation Development Centre
  • Transport Canada - Regional Director General, Quebec Region
  • Public Consultation
  • E. Hunter Harrison, CEO, CN
Quebec City
  • Ministère des Transports Québec
  • Site visit (scene of derailments)
Quebec City
  • Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway
  • Public Consultation
July 8 Ottawa
  • Railway Association of Canada
July 15 Moncton
  • New Brunswick Ministry of Transportation
Saint John
  • New Brunswick Southern Railway Company
  • Public Consultation
  • Transport Canada - Atlantic railway safety managers/inspectors
  • Transportation Safety Board
  • Public Consultation
  • Nova Scotia Transportation and Public Works
July 30 Victoria
  • British Columbia Ministry of Transportation
August 5 Thunder Bay
  • Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Public Consultation
  • GO Transit
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • Transport Canada - Ontario railway safety managers/inspectors
  • CP Health and Safety Committee representatives
  • CP
  • Public Consultation
August 19 Ottawa
  • Environment Canada
  • Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Teamsters Canada Rail Conference
  • Public Consultation
Washington, D.C.
  • American Short Line Railroad Association
  • Government Accountability Office
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • CN and CP
  • The Honourable Michael Wilson, Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • American Association of Railroads
August 26 Ottawa
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada - Labour Program
Labrador City / Wabush
  • Mayors and community officials
September 2 Ottawa
  • Transport Canada - Rail Safety Directorate
  • Transportation Safety Board
  • CN
  • CP
September 9 Montreal
  • Air Transat
September 16 All regions
  • Validation visits with a cross-section of stakeholders
September 30 Goa, India
  • International Railway Safety Conference
October 14 Vancouver
  • Railway Association of Canada Annual General Meeting
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