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Railway Safety Act

Version of section 3 from 2013-05-01 to 2021-03-23:

Marginal note:Objectives

 The objectives of this Act are to

  • (a) promote and provide for the safety and security of the public and personnel, and the protection of property and the environment, in railway operations;

  • (b) encourage the collaboration and participation of interested parties in improving railway safety and security;

  • (c) recognize the responsibility of companies to demonstrate, by using safety management systems and other means at their disposal, that they continuously manage risks related to safety matters; and

  • (d) facilitate a modern, flexible and efficient regulatory scheme that will ensure the continuing enhancement of railway safety and security.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 3
  • 1996, c. 10, s. 262
  • 1999, c. 9, s. 1
  • 2012, c. 7, s. 3
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