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Background and Fact Sheet - Transportation Safety Board of Canada

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is an independent agency, created by an Act of the Canadian Parliament. The TSB reports directly to Parliament and is completely separate from Transport Canada and other government departments.

The TSB mission is to advance transportation safety by:

It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or to determine civil or criminal liability.

A transportation occurrence is any accident or incident associated with the operation of a ship, pipeline, railway rolling stock, or aircraft. An occurrence is also any hazard that the TSB believes could cause an accident or incident if left unattended.