Rail claims that it faces a number of disadvantages as the primary means of transport for the goods. For starters, its insurance coverage is limited. Rail companies can't get insurance to cover the cost of potential accidents. So, rail companies -- and their shareholders -- remain open to a "bet the company" risk in the transportation of these goods.
Lawyer, Research Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Mary-Jane Bennett is a lawyer, transportation consultant and Research Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. She began her career with the Ontario Ministry of Justice and she has practiced law in Manitoba and British Columbia. In 1997, she was appointed by the Governor-in-Council to the board of the newly formed Canadian Transportation Agency in Ottawa. Her writings on transportation issues have appeared in publications across Canada including IPolitics, Embassy Magazine, National Post, Vancouver Sun, the Province, Ottawa Citizen, Winnipeg Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
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