National Day of Mourning

On the National of Mourning on April 28, we honour our Brothers and Sisters who have lost their lives or have been injured on the job.

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Critical Incident Response Programmes Study
As some of you may already be aware the TCRC is involved in a research project to evaluate the effectiveness of the Critical Incident Programs in place in the rail industry in Canada.

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Liberals vow electrified GO trains that will run every 15 minutes
Within a decade, commuters will be travelling on GO trains powered by electricity and they’ll have to wait only 15 minutes for one to show up, says Transportation Minister Glen Murray.

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Train derailment west of Sudbury dumped diesel fuel into a creek
A drinking water advisory remained in effect Wednesday for households near the Spanish River, including the community of Nairn Centre, after a train derailment west of Sudbury dumped diesel fuel into a creek that flows into the river.

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The GCA, CP East, LE, launches its website.
This site was created to meet the needs of our members, explained Benoit Brunet, General Chairman. We have put in place a series of tools and information that can be useful to them.”

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Railway Investigation Report R13E0069
On 28 April 2013, at 0355 Central Standard Time, Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 679-101 was proceeding westward from Wilkie, Saskatchewan, to Hardisty, Alberta, when 17 of its cars, loaded with potash, derailed at Mile 80.7 on the Hardisty Subdivision, near Provost, Alberta. Approximately 350 feet of track was destroyed. There were no injuries.

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Government extends subsidy for the ACR passenger rail
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced today that the Government of Canada will extend its $2.2-million federal subsidy to CN for the operation of the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario until March 31, 2015.

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19th-century contract makes CP “forever free from taxation”
Over the past decade Canadian Pacific paid just $138 million in cash taxes—which amounts to just 2% of its pre-tax profits. This was considerably lower than the other major Canadian railroad, CN Rail, which itself enjoyed an enviable rate of 19%.

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In Memory of Brother Jarrod Ward
Family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be provided to a trust fund in Jarrod's son Ethan's name (to be set up/details to follow). This trust will be a Sports and education fund to ensure Ethan is able to continue in his sports endeavors, namely hockey.

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Staff & Power Shortage To Blame, Not Weather, Says CP Rail Engineer
A union spokesperson for Canadian Pacific Railway engineers in Western Canada says he has a solution to get more grain moving by rail.

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Understanding the new TSB Regulations and how they affect your work in the rail industry
What's new in the new regulations? The Transportation Safety Board Regulations were changed for the first time since 1992, bringing them up-to-date with the current transportation industry and legislation. As of 12 March 2014, Part 2 of the Regulations came into effect. Part 1 comes into effect on 1 July, 2014. This fact sheet highlights some important changes that may affect your work in the rail industry.   

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TCRC National Bursary Program
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference National Bursary Program offers 20 Bursaries valued at five hundred dollars each. Since 2008 a total of 80 Bursaries have been awarded to successful applicants.

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2014 Convention
In accordance with the requirements of Bylaws, Section 5, TCRC Bylaws, this is official notification that the Rail Conference 2014 Convention will be held on September 23 to 25, 2014 in Ottawa.

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