Statement of the Harding Labrie Defense Committee on the Verdict

  Press Release Acquittal of Rail Workers in Lac-Mégantic Trial “one step towards real rail safety.” Washington DC, January 19, 2018: The attempt to blame railroad workers Tom Harding and Richard Labrie for the tragic 2013 Lac-Mégantic Québec wreck that took 47 lives ended today after 9 days of deliberations…

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Teamsters Canada Calls For Government To Take Responsibility

http://teamsters.ca/en/blog/2018/01/19/tragedy-at-lac-megantic-time-for-the-government-to-take-responsibility TRAGEDY AT LAC-MÉGANTIC: TIME FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY Laval, January 19, 2018 — The Teamsters Union is relieved by the acquittal of three Montreal, Maine & Atlantic workers who were accused of criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Mégantic derailment. The lengthy trial highlighted major shortcomings in…

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From Railroad Workers United (RWU) of North America:

Press Release Friday, January 19th, 2019 at 2:40 PM Central Time For Immediate Release For more information Contact: Ron Kaminkow, RWU General Secretary phone:608-358-5771 or 202-798-3327 email: secretary@railroadworkersunited.org RWU Statement Upon the Acquittal of Canadian Railroad Workers Railroad workers – together with all citizens concerned with worker justice – across…

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From Around The World, Reaction To The Victory!

Congratulations from Italian railroad workers Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are happy and moved by the absolution of Tom Harding and the other two MMA railroaders accused of the Lac Mégantic disaster. Immediately we followed the case, informed the Italian railway workers and expressed solidarity with Tom, convinced that the…

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Lac-Mégantic Jury Refutes Gov’t Frame Up Of Rail Workers

3 former MMA rail workers acquitted in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial Locomotive engineer and 2 others found not guilty of criminal negligence causing 47 deaths By Alison Brunette, Kalina Laframboise, CBC News Posted: Jan 19, 2018 2:12 PM ETLast Updated: Jan 19, 2018 3:48 PM ET Train engineer Tom Harding leaves the…

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Jury Again Requests Clarification

The Lac Megantic criminal negligence trial sent a question to the court this morning asking for clarification on the concept of differentiating between gestures, actions, or decisions made by the accused, and those that might have been made by another employee with the same duty. — Sherbrooke Record (@recordnewspaper) January…

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Tom Harding and Richard Labrie Did Not Cause The Lac-Mégantic Tragedy

Any conviction of rail workers at the end of the long danger chain is an obstacle to safety or accountability That can only come from a full public inquiry that holds policy makers responsible. Here’s a review of some of the critically important factors that will never be addressed by…

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What the jury in the Lac-Mégantic trial didn’t hear

CBC.ca Justice Gaétan Dumas rejected motions to acquit 2 accused but scolded Crown for weakness of case Marie-Hélène Rousseau • Claude Rivest • CBC News 4 Hours Ago The jury is is deliberating in the trial of three former rail workers charged with criminal negligence causing 47 deaths for their…

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MMA Railway Created ‘Perfect Storm,’ Defence For Tom Harding Tells Lac-Mégantic Trial

Superior Court Justice Gaétan Dumas to instruct jury Wednesday as 3-month trial wraps By Alison Brunette, CBC News Posted: Jan 09, 2018 7:35 PM ETLast Updated: Jan 09, 2018 7:40 PM ET Defence lawyer Charles Shearson wrapped up two days of closing arguments at the Sherbrooke courthouse Tuesday. (Antoni Nerestant/CBC) The…

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