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Union expresses privacy concerns over proposed locomotive cameras

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 12:16 PM | By Ian Burns

A union representing railway employees alleges proposed government legislation on rail safety contains a “landmark privacy violation” — an argument legal observers say may have some merit.

Sharon Bauer, Wolfe Lawyers Professional CorporationThe House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities began hearings Sept. 14 on Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, which would require all railway operators install and utilize locomotive voice and video recorders (LVVRs). Following a fatal accident in Feb. 2012 which claimed the lives of three VIA Rail Canada Inc. employees,...