Disasters

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The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

Public Betrayal, Justice Denied

This book explores the circumstances leading up to the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, describes the events themselves, and recounts the aftermath including the outcome of criminal trials … 216 View

Titanic Remembered

The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax

The sinking of the ocean-liner Titanic in April of 1912 captured the attention of the world; as the nearest large port to the site of the disaster, Halifax became the focus of the world’s … 72 View
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Introduction

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Overview of the town of Lac-Mégantic, its relation to railroads, and the rail disaster of 2013, placed within the context of government deregulation of key industries like transportation and … 6 $0.60 Add
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The Liberators

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Introduces the concept of neoliberalism and its prioritization of deregulation and privatization. Analyzes the process of privatization and deregulation in the Canadian rail industry. Introduces … 10 $1.00 Add
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At Sea

From: Titanic Remembered

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Looks at the Journey of the Titanic on the Sea, looks at specific experiences by passengers, the dangerous of icebergs, analyzes the disaster of the sinking, the responses from the white star … 11 $1.10 Add
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Railway Makeover

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Discusses the privatization of CN Rail, and the impact of NAFTA on rail regulations. Identifies why privatized rail firms cut staffing levels, how the federal government allowed private rail … 13 $1.30 Add
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After the Disaster

From: Titanic Remembered

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Looks at the ships involved in the aftermath of the disaster and the effort to find survivors: Mackay-Bennett, Minia, Montmagny and Algerine 12 $1.20 Add
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Pipeline on Wheels

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Identifies how big corporations moved to get fracked North Dakota Bakken oil and bitumen to refineries, regularly ignoring basic safety practices. 9 $0.90 Add
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A Crew of One

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Analyzes the safety practices of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, the railway which ran through Lac-Mégantic: How the company pushed for single member crews and regularly ignored … 13 $1.30 Add
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Passengers

From: Titanic Remembered

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Looks at identifying the Passengers who were on board and specific passengers are more thoroughly looked at like George Wright, Molly Brown, and many others 10 $1.00 Add
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Harper and Harrison

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Discusses the deregulating agenda of the Harper majority government. How Government abandoned the precautionary principle in favour of a business friendly approach to regulation. Discussses the … 15 $1.50 Add
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Epilogue

From: Titanic Remembered

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The impact of the Titanic Sinking is overviewed 2 $0.20 Add
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Eve of Destruction

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Analyzes how by 2012 the conditions were set for some kind of rail disaster: too litte regulation and few qualified inspectors. Montreal, Maine, and Atlantic Railway was unprepared for … 18 $1.80 Add
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Apocalypse

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Describes the Lac-Mégantic disaster in detail: from the runaway train’s final moments before derailment to the inferno that killed forty-seven people, spilled six million litres of … 15 $1.50 Add
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Aftermath

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Anaylzes the response to the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster by Transport Canada; Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, and the rail industry. Documents an accountability diversion to the last … 13 $1.30 Add
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The Investigation That Lost Heart

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Analyzes the Transportation Safety Board investigation report on the Lac-Mégantic disaster focusing on the discrepancies between the original investigation team draft and the public report, … 9 $0.90 Add