The Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act specifically provides for the Board to make recommendations to address systemic safety deficiencies posing the highest risks to the transportation system and, therefore, warranting the highest levels of regulatory and corporate attention.

The Act requires that federal ministers provide formal responses to the TSB describing the action taken or planned in response to its recommendations. The Board also makes recommendations to other stakeholders, and although the Act does not require them to do so, the Board does ask these other stakeholders to respond, which they usually do.

The Board assesses responses to recommendations according to the extent to which the underlying safety deficiency has been or is being addressed (see the Assessment rating guide).

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