|Associated Press photo, Paul Chiasson|
The three are:
- Thomas Harding, the engineer of the train that rolled into Lac-Mégantic;
- Richard Labrie, a railway traffic controller for the railway; and
- Jean Demaitre, the director of operations for the railway.
I'm curious why it took so long to lay charges. It's possible that there is a draft of the upcoming Transportation Safety Board report being privately circulated that contained enough to get warrants for their arrests. I'm sure it'll come out soon.
I'm also a little surprised that more people weren't charged.
EDIT: The Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, is announcing new rail tanker rules right now, another direct result of the Lac-Mégantic disaster.