TORONTO, June 16 The Quebec government said on
Monday it was seeking some C$409 million ($377 million) from
Montreal, Maine and Atlantic, the insolvent rail operator at the
center of the rail disaster in the town of Lac Megantic last
The claim is the latest in a growing list against the rail
operator and other companies involved in the train shipment of
oil from the Bakken fields that derailed and exploded, killing
47 people in the small town of Quebec and flattening the center
of the town.
The government, which filed its claim with court officials
handling the claims process, said C$126 million was for funds
already spend, while the remainder was for expenses it expected
The government said the size of its claim may be revised
upward, once all its expenses were determined.
($1 = 1.0853 Canadian dollars)
(Reporting by Euan Rocha; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)