mercredi 31 juillet 2013

Lac Mégantic and politicians...

by Bernard Bujold ( -
The tragedy of Lac Mégantic is terrible but it is extremely naive of politicians to believe that the train company will hasten to pay no contest and will not use up all the laws to share the responsibility as possible. 
Even the mighty Barack Obama was unable to have block the valve well while oil flowed in nature, even if common sense imposed the action but that the laws of the time allowed to wait... 
The role of politicians is to ensure that such events do not recur by imposing different rules, tougher and above all safer. The fault of the tragedy at Lac Mégantic is not only that of the train company but also governments at all levels (federal, provincial and municipal), who accepted and lived with the situation and regulations in place at the time. 
The solution to a tragedy never exist! 
What is destroyed never returns! 
Megantic village as it existed before Friday, July 6 will never exist again except in the memory ... What will exist is the new Lac Mégantic and what it will become tomorrow with new rules and new economic priorities.
Photo 1: Pauline Marois, Mayor of Lake Megantic and Barack Obama;
Photo 2: Lac Mégantic after the tragedy;
Photo 3: Lake Magantic before the tragedy;
See report on the claims-Le Devoir;

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