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MMA Railway employees seen as scapegoats; Executive Ed Burkhardt says 'no comment' on criminal charges

(Source: Canadian Press, May 14, 2014)

MONTREAL The railway chairman who became the target of local anger in Lac-Megantic says he has no intention of discussing criminal charges filed against his company and three of its employees. Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway boss Ed Burkhardt responded by email Wednesday to questions about the accusations.

Several locals who watched police march MMA employees Thomas Harding, Jean Demaitre and Richard Labrie into a Lac-Megantic courtroom Tuesday described them as scapegoats and said MMA executives should instead be the ones facing justice.

Full story: Canadian Press

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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