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OTTAWA — Canada should force railways to take out enough insurance to ensure they can cover damage caused by major incidents, the Canadian Senate said on Thursday in a report issued after last month’s train disaster in Quebec, which killed 47 people.

The recommendation was one of 13 in a report by the Senate’s energy, environment and natural resources committee on transporting oil and gas by pipeline, rail and tanker. The Senate is Canada’s unelected upper house of Parliament.

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