I am reposting my series on The Turcot Train Tragedy as it approaches the second anniversary of that horrible event. Alas, with no government accountability. Installment 7.

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‘All aboard the death express’ is installment 7 in the investigation into The Turcot Train Tragedy.

by Jack Locke

Chuck, we have a problem.

I am referring to Chuck Strahl, Canada’s Minister responsible for railway transportation.

As I poke my journalistic nose into the tragic deaths of Dylan Ford, Mitchell Bracken-Guenet, and Ricardo Conesa by a VIA Rail passenger train at 3 A.M. on October 31, 2010, trying to understand what happened and why, I am getting a broad and disturbing picture of why this mishap occurred.

The majority of railway-related deaths in Canada happen to persons officially classified as “trespassers.” It’s a term used by railways to describe persons who are uninvited guests. It’s a term wrongfully used by police and government investigators to describe injured victims on railway property.

Between the years 2005 and 2010, a total of 427 Canadians died in rail accidents who were labeled as…

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