Original language of petition: English
Transport Canada’s legislative framework, including the Railway Safety Act, does not include the mandate to launch a criminal investigation. Rather, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or the relevant police service has the mandate to investigate any criminal conduct if they have jurisdiction over the area where the accident occurred or where an alleged criminal behavior has occurred. These police services have the discretion and independence to determine when an investigation is warranted, to conduct investigations into alleged criminal conduct, and, depending on the findings, to recommend that criminal prosecution be commenced.
The RCMP has completed a preliminary review of this derailment, and an investigation is now underway.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||7|
|Prince Edward Island||4|