REM wants $60M for tunnel explosion

CDPQ Infra is trying to claim $60 million in insurance money because of REM construction delays caused by an explosion in 2020 in the Mount Royal tunnel. A stash of hundred‑year‑old explosives went off unexpectedly in July that year.

Can the presence of this old dynamite really be called an unexpected disaster? Had the REM engineers carried out a more thorough inspection before beginning work, wouldn’t they have found it?

Luckily I am not the judge on this case or I’d laugh them out of court.