Profits, government cost cutting before safety equals disaster incubation

The author of this opinion piece in the Citizen was an expert witness at the inquiry into the deaths caused by contaminated drinking water in Walkerton, Ontario.

The incubation of the Lac-Mégantic disaster.

The author of this opinion piece in the Citizen was an expert witness at the inquiry into the deaths caused by contaminated drinking water in Walkerton, Ontario.

The incubation of the Lac-Mégantic disaster.

Canadian governments need to recognize that regulating on the cheap, or in ways that put the economic interests of the regulated firms ahead of the safety interests of the public, are recipes for further disaster.