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lac megantic explosion

The railway that operates the track running through Lac-Megantic has threatened to sue a university lecturer who inspected
Sometimes the worst of times may be the best of times in disguise. I repeat the caveat: sometimes. Case in point, let's look at four very different mayors from across Canada: Gérald Tremblay, Rob Ford, Naheed Nenshi, and Colette Roy-Laroche. They all faced different types of crises this summer, and their responses defined them in the public eye.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has again drawn a link between the Lac-Megantic disaster that killed 47 people last month and government
The Canadian Transportation Agency has effectively stopped the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic (MM&A) railway from operating in
We'll never know what might have been, and neither will the residents of Lac-Megantic because the Harper government never mandated the proposed changes. Our attention must turn to the federal government because it has a lot to answer for and more importantly, a lot to do.
The Rail World Inc., the company involved with the Lac-Megantic derailment, could use a lesson or two in public relations. It took company president Ed Burkhardt four days to get himself to Lac-Megantic, and he spent those days casting blame on the town's fire department and making bad jokes about having to wear a bulletproof vest whenever he did visit. A company's priority should be to take a respectful tone while providing a frank and honest assessment of its own role in an incident. That's not only the right and decent thing to do, it also happens to be a good business decision. It's a lesson Ed Burkhardt may be learning the hard way.
The rail engineer responsible for the train that exploded in Lac-Megantic was involved in another mishap a year earlier, CN
The picture of the small Quebec town engulfed in a sky high fireball after a train derailment in Lac-Megantic would make a macabre poster for all that is wrong with our fossil fuel addiction. The tagline could read: "Are we nuts?"
Ed Burkhardt, CEO of MMA Rail, the company who ran the train involved in the deadly explosion and accident in Lac-Mégantic
The Chicago-based railroad company that operated the train involved in the Lac Megantic disaster has an accident rate much