Why We Need A Real Public Inquiry Into The Causes Of The Lac-Mégantic Wreck

Québec National Assembly is right to call for judicial inquiry into the Lac-Mégantic disaster Bruce Campbell April 18, 2018 Politics in Canada On April 11, following the failure of the criminal proceedings to shed significant light on underlying causes and culpability behind the Lac-Mégantic disaster, the Québec National Assembly passed…

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The Quebec National Assembly Calls For A Public Commission Of Inquiry

Quebec MNAs call for public commission of inquiry into Lac-Mégantic disaster PQ motion will be sent to Ottawa for consideration Radio Canada · Posted: Apr 11, 2018 1:19 PM ET | Last Updated: April 11 Downtown Lac-Mégantic in Quebec was ablaze on July 6, 2013, after a runaway train loaded with crude…

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More Come Out Against The Decision To Let The MMA Evade Justice

Steelworkers Denounce Dropping of Lac-Mégantic Criminal Case Against MMA NEWS PROVIDED BY United Steelworkers (USW) Apr 04, 2018, 14:24 ET MONTREAL, April 4, 2018 /CNW/ – The United Steelworkers is denouncing a decision to abandon criminal proceedings against the Montreal Maine & Atlantic (MMA) railway in connection with the Lac-Mégantic…

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The Canadian Government Never Seriously Intended To Hold the Railroad Accountable For The Policy Driven Wreck

CBC News: MMA will not stand trial for criminal negligence in Lac-Mégantic rail disaster Following acquittals of 3 ex-MMA employees, Crown concludes there’s not enough evidence to try railway company CBC News · Posted: Apr 03, 2018 1:07 PM ET | Last Updated: 4 hours ago Smoke rises from railway…

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Crown won’t appeal acquittals in Lac-Mégantic train disaster case!

Tom Harding, Richard Labrie, Jean Demaître cleared of criminal negligence causing 47 deaths CBC News Posted: Feb 16, 2018 3:35 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 16, 2018 4:49 PM ET Train engineer Thomas Harding was unable to speak to reporters after hearing the verdict in Sherbrooke, Que., on Jan. 19, 2018. (Ryan…

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Drop ALL the Charges NOW! Rail Safety Requires No Scapegoating.

On Feb 5, 2018, Canadian railroaders Tom Harding and Richard Labrie are ordered back to court to face addition federal charges, even after being acquitted in a 3 month frame up trial related to the Lac-Mégantic oil train wreck of 2013.   Set up to fail!  Every danger was put…

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Urgent: Action for Rail Safety is needed

This is no way to get rail safety February 5, 2018, acquitted Lac-Mégantic rail workers Tom Harding and Richard Labrie must return to the Québec courthouse to face additional charges from the Canadian Ministry of Justice.  Despite being acquitted of all criminal charges after a 3 month trail on January…

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It’s Time To Drop ALL Charges Against Harding and Labrie

What even the Federal Crown prosecutors privately admit. The wreck was inevitable and it wasn’t because of handbrakes. They had a criminal trial instead of a real commission of inquiry.  That’s no way to find out the truth about the causes of the wreck. Time to drop ALL charges against…

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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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