We Need Accountability

Inside The Poet's Mind

Recently in Canada Railway workers went on strike. The primary concerns were not money, but safety concerns regarding shift length and rest periods. The sides recently agreed to resolve the issues through mediation, but this only came after the Federal Government threatened back to work legislation. Back to work legislation is only supposed to be used for essential services. I do not see Railway Workers as an essential service because there are other modes of transport. The government wanting to legislate Railway Workers back to work regardless of the safety concerns raised by the union I find hypercritical especially given the tragedy of Lac Megantic, Quebec. The Federal Government passed legislation that does nothing to improve rail safety as companies do not need to declare potentially hazardous materials to towns through which the cargo will pass until after it has passed whereas prior to the accident they did not haveā€¦

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2 thoughts on “We Need Accountability

  1. Unfortunately what we need and what we get are two very different things. “Accountability.” Wouldn’t that be nice? Isn’t that what justice is supposed to be all about? We seem to be horribly lacking in that department as well.

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