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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Weak Safety Culture’ Faulted In Fatal Quebec Train Derailment, Fire

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau CHICAGO — Canadian safety investigators on Tuesday blamed a “weak safety culture” and inadequate government oversight for a crude oil train derailment last year in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people. In its nearly 200-page report, issued more than 13 months after the deadly crash, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board […]

August 19, 2014

Provincial Election Loss May Herald Death Of Quebec Separatism

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Parti Quebecois suffered its worst provincial election defeat in 44 years on Monday, spurring debate throughout Canada on whether the party’s signature goal of Quebec independence is dead. Politicians and pundits took to the airwaves Tuesday to proclaim the separatist movement an idea whose time has come and gone. […]

April 8, 2014