The Transport Safety Board confirms what United Steelworkers has been saying all along: that the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway was taking safety risks and Transport Canada failed in its duty.
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?
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Was the Lac-Mégantic 'accident' an improbable sequence of events or the result of a flawed regulatory regime that allows companies to largely regulate themselves? A new study suggests the latter.
Behind the train derailment and loss of life and property at Lac-Mégantic lie important public policy questions.
Since the start of the mantra that "government must get out of the way of business," we've had bad water in Walkerton, tainted meat and now, this unspeakably tragic rail derailment.