Canada Lac Megantic

Feds Quietly Paid $75M Lac-Megantic Settlement To Avoid Lawsuits

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Former transport minister Lisa Raitt said the deal was under negotiation before her Conservatives lost the October election to the Liberals.

Judge Signs Off On $450M Settlement For Lac Megantic Disaster

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada

Roughly 25 companies have agreed to contribute to the $450 million.

CP Rail Asks To Appeal Lac-Megantic Settlement For Victims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Business

The $430-million settlement fund in the Lac-Megantic train disaster is illegal because the Quebec judge who approved it did not have the authority to do so, Canadian Pacific Railway said in its official leave for appeal Monday.

Court To Hear Arguments For Lac-Megantic Settlement

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Business

Lawyers for Canadian Pacific Railway will argue the process is illegitimate and unfair, according to court documents and lawyers representing the victims.

Lac-Megantic Carrier, CN, CP Failed To File Accident Reports: TSB

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The country's two largest railways and the railroad involved in the deadly Lac-Megantic disaster have failed to file mandatory accident infor...

Oil By Rail Is In Desperate Need of Clean-Up

Diane Francis | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Railways are transforming North America's energy sector and are, coincidentally, helping to save Canada's bacon. But the train business has been allowed to remain a 19th-century technology run with 19th-century mentality by workers without credentials. Aviation, by contrast, is heavily supervised and operated by licensed personnel with professional expertise and constant surveillance. For the moment, the critically important oil industry has been saved, but if governments aren't as tough as nails in their demands and dealings with the railways, then all bets are off.

Sorry, Locomotive In Lac-Megantic Blast No Longer For Sale

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The lead locomotive in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster has been yanked from a U.S. auction following a request by Quebec provincial police.N...

Lac-Megantic Residents Being 'Intimidated' Into Selling Homes

CBC | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Business

Property owners in Lac-Mégantic’s red zone say they are being pressured to sell their homes immediately, Radio-Canada is reporting. The zone was...

CN CEO: Dangerous Goods Shipments Just A Part Of Life

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - The president of Canadian National Railway says dangerous goods are an integral part of life and are being moved safely.Claude Mongeau made...

3 New Charges Laid In Lac Megantic Case

CP | Rob Gillies, The Associated Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Three employees of the railway company involved in last summer's runaway oil train disaster that killed 47 people are due to appear in cour...

U.S. Trains Bearing Oil Told To Steer Clear Of Cities

CBC | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Business

U.S. transportation officials have asked rail companies that transport oil to look at bypassing major urban areas and reducing speed in areas where t...

Disaster Coming To Canada's Railways: Rubin

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

The rapid rise in rail shipments of oil means the odds are good Canada’s railroads will suffer more disasters like Lac-Megantic, says economist Jeff...

Lac-Megantic Exec: 'I Was Also A Victim'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The railway executive behind the company whose train smashed into Lac-Megantic wants people to know he's been suffering, too.Looking back a...

'If You're Looking For Bones..'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Business

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Staring at the spot where her sister's bed once stood, all she could make out amid the ash was a nest of mattress springs gnarled...

Inside The Oil-By-Rail Free-For-All That Brought Disaster To Lac-Megantic

The Globe and Mail | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Business

Long before disaster struck, the 5,900 residents of Lac-Mégantic had grown accustomed to the sight of large oil tankers rolling through their small, ...

6 Highlights From The AG Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Highlights of the report released Tuesday by auditor general Michael Ferguson:— The September 2012 recall of seven million kilograms of bee...

$95 Million For Lac-Megantic

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Ottawa and Quebec shared a rare moment of solidarity Thursday, agreeing to split the estimated $190 million price tag to decontam...

When Lac-Megantic Victims Will See Compensation

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Victims of last summer's deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Que., could begin to receive compensation by the first anniversary of the horrif...

Last Lac-Mégantic Victims May Be ID'd By Special DNA Testing

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

The families of eight of the 47 victims of the train derailment and explosions in Lac-Mégantic, Que., are still waiting for closure, but a Thunder Ba...

Cargo Was As Flammable As Gasoline

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The crude oil that exploded into flame in the deadly Lac-Megantic train derailment in July was as volatile as gasoline, but was documented as...

MM&A Gets Green Light

CBC | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Business

The railway company involved in the Lac-Mégantic disaster has been given the go-ahead to resume its operations in Canada until Oct. 1. Earlier this...

MM&A Railway Gets Extension

CP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The railway at the centre of last month's Lac-Megantic train crash will be allowed to continue operations into the fall.The Canadian Transp...

Lac-Megantic Disaster Had Devastating Effect On Water, Soil: Study

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Tests conducted by an environmental group suggest last month's Lac-Megantic, Que., train disaster had a devastating impact on water quality...

MM&A Files For Bankruptcy

CP | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The railroad involved in the fatal Lac-Megantic train derailment was granted creditor protection in Canada on Thursday.A Quebec Superior Court...

Lac-Mégantic Comes Together For Re-Opening Of Beloved Bar

CBC | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada

Thousands of people gathered in Lac-Mégantic, Que., last night for the reopening of Musi-Café — a bar and restaurant that was located at the centr...