The province is making public its claim as a creditor in the bankruptcy of the Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway, the company involved in last summer's devastating train derailment in Lac Megantic.
Quebec is seeking 409-million dollars.
This sum includes 126-million dollars in taxpayers' money already spent on the emergency response and clean-up.
The balance is for expenses still to come as Lac Megantic's downtown is rebuilt.
The province says the total may rise once all the bills are in.
Photo credit: Surete de Quebec
The explosion that resulted from the derailment left 47 people dead and set fire to much of Lac Megantic's core.