Mégantic: A Deadly Mix of Oil, Rail, and Avarice

Mégantic: A Deadly Mix of Oil, Rail, and Avarice PDF Author: Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny
Publisher: Talonbooks
ISBN: 9781772012590
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 288


Book Description
In this fascinating piece of investigative journalism, written like a thriller, journalist and social activist Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny reveals the inner workings of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster that killed forty-seven people, and the individual and corporate authorities responsible for it. She reveals how the tragedy, far from being just the "error of a faulty system," was knowingly caused by powerful people and institutions distant from the town itself.

A Train in the Night

A Train in the Night PDF Author: Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny
ISBN: 9781771136105
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 102


Book Description
On a summer night in 2013, a runaway train loaded with explosive oil derailed in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. One of the deadliest rail disasters in Canadian history, Lac-Mégantic stands as a haunting narrative of how the powerful profit from collective tragedy. Who are the real culprits of the disaster that claimed 47 lives? In this vivid, full-colour work of graphic nonfiction, award-winning author Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny and illustrator Christian Quesnel trace the path of the locomotive from the scene of the crime all the way back to cowboy producers of Dakota black gold, Wall Street investors, and politicians in the pocket of the billion-dollar oil and gas industry. With no national public inquiry launched or meaningful criminal charges laid, the victims of Lac-Mégantic must not become mere statistics, nor the survivors left to the mercy of predatory developers and financial interests. Now the full story of that infamous night and its aftermath live on--and illustrate the true human cost of unfettered capitalism.