Calendar

Apr
23
Tue
Edmundston: Rail Transport & Safety for Jobs, Communities & the Environment @ Café Lotus Bleu
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
RAVEN Rural Action & Voices for the Environment's photo.

Rail Transport & Safety for Jobs, Communities & the Environment

RAVEN and the NB Media Co-op and partners will be hosting a series of community gatherings (bilingue) across New Brunswick on the topic of “Rail Transport and Safety for Jobs, Communities and the Environment” April 23-26, featuring Bruce Campbell and the launch of his new book: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied.

Please share this link with all the info:
https://raven-research.org/bruce-campbell/

The in-person events will be in Edmundston (April 23), Fredericton (April 24) and Saint John (April 26). The online webinar is April 25.

We hope everyone can join us to discuss this timely topic.

Apr
24
Wed
Fredericton: Rail Transport & Safety for Jobs, Communities & the Environment @ Fredericton Public Library
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
RAVEN Rural Action & Voices for the Environment's photo.

Rail Transport & Safety for Jobs, Communities & the Environment

April 24 – Fredericton, 7pm: Public Library, with partners Mayworks Festival and the Council of Canadians Fredericton

Bruce Campbell presentation and book launch (details here), PLUS a reading of Lac/Athabasca, a play by local playwright Len Falkenstein, followed by a public discussion on: Rail transport and safety for jobs, communities and the environment. Everyone welcome!

Please share this link with all the info:
https://raven-research.org/bruce-campbell/

The in-person events will be in Edmundston (April 23), Fredericton (April 24) and Saint John (April 26). The online webinar is April 25.

We hope everyone can join us to discuss this timely topic.

Apr
25
Thu
Online Webinar: Bruce Campbell in NB @ Online Webinar
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bruce Campbell in NB

RAVEN and the NB Media Co-op and partners will be hosting a visit by author Bruce Campbell to New Brunswick. Bruce is launching his book: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied and RAVEN is facilitating community gatherings (bilingue) on the topic of “Rail Transport and Safety for Jobs, Communities and the Environment.” Mark your calendars:

  • April 23 – Edmundston, 4pm: Café Lotus Bleu, 52 Chemin Canada
  • April 24 – Fredericton, 7pm: Public Library, with partners Mayworks Festival and the Council of Canadians Fredericton
  • April 25 – online webinar, 5pm: https://raven-research.org/bruce-campbell/ (webinar link will be posted here on April 25)
  • April 26 – Saint John, 3pm: Free Public Library Central Branch, with partners the Saint John Free Public Library and Council of Canadians Saint John

For a copy of the poster, click here.

Background story and book theme: The July 6, 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster is a tragedy unparalleled in Canadian history. It resulted in major loss of life, massive environmental destruction and the evisceration of a small Quebec town. Blame landed squarely on the shoulders of three front-line employees of the Montreal, Maine, and Atlantic Railway Company. But a jury acquitted them. Lac-Mégantic is the story of a rail industry writing its own rules subordinating safety to profit, a booming US oil industry based on fracking, fighting any obstacles to selling their dangerous product, and a rogue US railway operator cutting costs and cutting corners.

Author and special guest: Bruce Campbell is currently Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, and Senior Fellow, Ryerson University Centre for Free Expression. He is a former Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, one of Canada’s leading independent think-tanks, and the author of three major reports and numerous media commentaries on the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, for which he was awarded a Law Foundation of Ontario Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship. Bruce spent 2016 as a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.

Hosts: RAVEN (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) is an activist research project at the University of New Brunswick. We promote the voices of rural champions working to build sustainable environments and communities in New Brunswick. The NB Media Co-op has membership and contributors province-wide, voluntarily writing and sharing news and opinions and facilitating dialogue on issues concerning New Brunswickers that are all too often marginalized in corporate media, including the environment, social justice, women, Indigenous issues, labour, etc.

Apr
26
Fri
Saint John: Rail Transport & Safety for Jobs, Communities & the Environment @ Saint John Free Public Library Central Branch
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
RAVEN Rural Action & Voices for the Environment's photo.

Rail Transport & Safety for Jobs, Communities & the Environment

Hosted by RAVEN Rural Action & Voices for the Environment, NB Media Co-op, Saint John Free Public Library and Council of Canadians Saint John
April 26 – Saint John, 3pm: Free Public Library Central Branch,
with partners the Saint John Free Public Library and Council of Canadians Saint John

RAVEN and the NB Media Co-op and partners will be hosting a series of community gatherings (bilingue) across New Brunswick on the topic of “Rail Transport and Safety for Jobs, Communities and the Environment” April 23-26, featuring Bruce Campbell and the launch of his new book: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied.

Please share this link with all the info:
https://raven-research.org/bruce-campbell/

The in-person events will be in Edmundston (April 23), Fredericton (April 24) and Saint John (April 26). The online webinar is April 25.

We hope everyone can join us to discuss this timely topic.