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Safe Rail Communities Public Town Hall on Rail Safety June 12th @ Toronto Central YMCA 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Safe Rail Communities

Public Town Hall on Rail Safety

June 12th @ Toronto Central YMCA

7 pm – 9:30 pm

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You are invited to attend:
Safe Rail Communities: Public Town Hall with Special Guest and Moderator Naomi Klein

Friday, June 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Since March 2014, Safe Rail Communities has been advocating for greater safeguards and transparency with respect to the transportation by rail of dangerous goods, particularly volatile crude oil.

Despite the tragic loss of 47 lives during the July 6th, 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Canadians have witnessed two more fiery crude oil derailments in 2015. These derailments occurred within three weeks of each other, and both just outside the same town of Gogoma in northern Ontario. Each of these explosive derailments, as well as those of 2014, demonstrate that Minister Raitt’s response to the situation has been largely ineffective.

Please join us for an informative meeting on this important issue with special guest and moderator, Naomi Klein, and a panel of experts:

Ali Asgary: Disaster & Emergency Management Expert

Christine Collins: National President, Union of Canadian Transportation Employees

Bruce Campbell: Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Greg Gormick: Rail Policy Expert

Invited guests include Minister Raitt, NDP Transport Critic Hoang Mai, and Liberal Transport Critic David McGuinty.  Also invited are all GTA MPs with rail in their riding, Mayor John Tory, and all Toronto City Councillors.

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We look forward to seeing you there! Doors open at 6:30pm.

Patricia & Helen

Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Centre

20 Grosvenor Street

Toronto, ON M4Y 1C2

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