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Aerial photo of the 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster. Image: Transportation Safety Board/Flickr
Liette Gilbert, Anna Zalik | Inconsistencies in reported data present a major obstacle to proper monitoring and auditing, even though the available information provides superficial comfort to some.
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Photo depicting the destruction caused by the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. Image: National Transportation Safety Board/Wikimedia Commons
Bruce Campbell | Oil trains -- although volumes have been somewhat reduced during the pandemic -- continue to roll through towns and cities across Canada. The window is still open for history to repeat itself.
Columnists
Aerial view of Lac-Mégantic derailment site. Photo: National Transportation Safety Board/Wikimedia Commons
Linda McQuaig | After Lac-Mégantic, we need proper regulation of railways -- and every other aspect of our economy that requires government oversight to protect us from corporations whose only interest is profit.
Podcast
Helicopter of view of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec
Victoria Fenner | Author Bruce Campbell weaves a skillful narrative about how policy failure devastated lives in a tragic story of big oil, deregulation and free market ideology.
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Bruce Campbell | This excerpt from Campbell's new book describes the deadly game of Russian roulette that lead to the 2013 train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
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Picture taken from a Sûreté du Québec helicopter of Lac-Mégantic, the day of the derailment, July 6, 2013. Photo: Sûreté du Québec/Wikimedia Commons
Bruce Campbell | The Quebec town's citizens were not protected from unsafe transportation conditions which remain in place today. They deserve justice.
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Bruce Campbell | Regulatory capture exists where regulation is routinely designed to benefit the private interest of the regulated industry at the expense of the public interest.
Columnists
Hennessy's Index | The number of carloads of oil transported by rail in 2013 totalled 160,000. That's set to triple to 510,000 carloads a day by 2016. Where are the regulations for shipping oil by train safely?
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Bruce Campbell | Prosecutors laid criminal charges against three front-line employees of Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway. But, where does responsibility actually fall for the regulatory lapse at Lac-Mégantic?
Blog
Michael Butler | There was more smoke and mirrors on Canada's rail tracks when the Harper government finally announced their long-awaited changes to rail safety 292 days after the preventable Lac-Mégantic disaster.
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Nora Loreto | Throughout the 33 days of the election campaign, it seems that the tragedy at Lac-Mégantic has been forgotten. Very little was said by the leaders about rail safety and crude oil transportation. Why?
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Guillaume Hebert | Our chosen 'person' of the year stands out mainly for the weakness of the arguments in its favour. Pipelines reveal themselves to be an open highway to accelerate oil production, nothing more.