Quebec seeks $409-million from MMA

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.

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