It is the stupidest thing I have heard so far! Read below:
The provincial government of Quebec signed a legal order on Monday obliging the U.S. operator of the train, Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) Railway, and World Fuel Services, whose subsidiary sold the light crude oil carried by the train's tanker cars, to foot the bill.
Now, say next time you move to another house, you hire a truck driver to do the transport. Suppose the truck has a serious accident and kills people and destroys property. Why should you be liable for anything? Unless you hired the driver and he had no insurance...!
Anyhow, it all seems bizarre. As far as I know, there were First Nation people around!