NOVEMBER 9, 2016 - The Lac-Mégantic Catastrophe

As part of the Common Law Speakers Series,
the Human Rights Research and Education Centre presents:

The Lac-Mégantic Catastrophe:
Regulatory Failure, Corporate Negligence and Justice for the People of Lac-Mégantic

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Fauteux Hall, FTX147
(57 Louis Pasteur, uOttawa)

The lunch is included.
All are welcome.


  • Bruce CAMPBELL | Visiting Researcher, Human Rights Research and Education Centre and Faculty of Law, uOttawa

Bruce Campbell is former Executive Director (1994-2015) of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), one of Canada’s leading progressive think tanks. Bruce is co-author or editor of five books and numerous reports. His commentaries have appeared in major newspapers and online news sites across Canada; and he has appeared on radio and TV in Canada and abroad. For this work on regulatory failure and corporate negligence behind the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster, Bruce was awarded the 2015 Law Foundation of Ontario Community Leadership in Justice fellowship.

  • Sylvie FOURNIER | Journalist, Radio-Canada

For the last 10 years, Sylvie Fournier has been a journalist for the Radio-Canada program Enquête which uncovered corruptions scandals in the construction sector. She conducted investigations in Canada and abroad and she has shown a great interest in the Lac-Mégantic catastrophe. Sylvie Fournier received several awards in journalism and she is also a collaborator on the radio and the web.

Download the poster for the event here (PDF).

*The Human Rights Research and Education Centre may take pictures at this event for use on the website.

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