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China Is On Speed. What's Canada On?

China has pursued this technology leadership goal for 20 years. Back in the 1990s, it began importing technology from Germany, the Siemens Velaro model; from France, the Alstom New Pendolinos. And, guess what? The Zefiro 250 type, made right here in Canada by Bombardier. In 2008, investment in high-speed rail projects shot up to $88 billion with plans to open 42 new lines.
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Oil Producers vs. Rail Operators

CALGARY - Railway operators and the petroleum industry have weighed in on how they think the risks of shipping dangerous goods by rail ought to be divvied up — and it's clear the two aren't on the sam...
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PM On Defensive After N.B. Derailment

OTTAWA - Yet another railway fire involving crude oil has prompted the chief executive officer of CN Rail to suggest that long-overdue regulatory changes to the tank cars used to transport dangerous g...
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Ottawa Denies VIA Rail For Sale

OTTAWA - The federal government is denying a published report that it is thinking about selling Via Rail.A spokesman for Transport Minister Denis Lebel says privatizing the passenger rail service isn'...