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Society

‘No sympathy or prejudice’ judge instructs jurors for Lac-Mégantic train disaster

As they deliberate the fate of three men charged in one of the worst train disasters in Canadian history, they must make their judgement without sympathy or prejudice or regard for public opinion, Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaétan Dumas told 12» 

Society

‘Wrong people on trial’ for Lac-Mégantic disaster: support group

Three railway workers on trial for one of the deadliest and most destructive train disasters in Canadian history should not be made scapegoats for policy failures by the railway company they worked for and the federal government that failed to» 

Society

Jury selection begins in deadly Lac-Mégantic train disaster trial

Four years after a runaway train derailed and exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, killing 47 people, the criminal trial for the three men charged in one of Canada’s worst railway disasters is set to begin this morning with» 

Society

History: July 6 2013 – Canada’s deadly train disaster

Images of violent inferno in the middle of small Quebec town were seen around the world on this day three years ago. Known as the Lac Megantic rail disaster, a freight train carrying highly flammable fuel crashed and exploded in» 

Environment, Society

Lac-Mégantic compensation is set at last

The battle over victims’ compensation from the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster that killed 47 people is finally over. A Quebec judge Tuesday gave his final approval to the terms of the $450-million settlement fund for victims, creditors and about 25» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Transport Safety Board: Railways failing to report accidents

A Canadian government agency responsible for transportation safety “has identified late and missing accident information from the three railway companies it examined”. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found “a total of 254 occurrences involving these railways had been unreported» 

Politics

Three employees, MM&A Railway face criminal charges over Lac-Mégantic tragedy

Three employees and a railway company will face criminal charges more than 10 months after a freight train derailment killed 47 people and destroyed the centre of Lac-Mégantic, in the Canadian province of Quebec. The three men who were arrested Monday» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

Rail crews not getting sufficient rest, safety protocols not respected

Fatigue and safety management are crucial to keeping rail transport safe in Canada, but rail companies aren’t letting crews rest nor implementing their safety protocols according to testimony from the union representing rail crews. Testifying before the House of Commons» 

Environment, Politics, Society

MM&A railway had repeated brake violations before Lac-Mégantic train tragedy

The railway company involved in a tragic train derailment which killed 47 people in the Canadian city of Lac-Mégantic had repeated infraction notices for violations of the rules surrounding the securing of trains, according to new media reports. Despite the» 

Environment, Health, Politics

Train rolls through Lac Megantic for first time since 47 killed in disaster

A train rolled through the town of the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic in the province of Quebec for the first time since July, when an unmanned train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, killing 47 people. For some residents hearing»