March 12, 2015 / 1:57 PM / 2 years ago

Canada says did not reach agreement with U.S. on rail car brakes

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Canada's Transport Minister Lisa Raitt speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 10, 2015.Chris Wattie

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada did not reach an agreement with the United States on whether to require advanced braking systems in new oil tank cars, so it was dropped from a draft standard, Canada Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Thursday

"We took it out of the tank car standards and put it into operating rules," said Raitt, speaking to reporters in Ottawa. "We didn't get an agreement with the United States on that issue."

Reporting by Mike De Souza

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