EVENT DATE: December 12, 2019
TOPIC: Lac-Mégantic – Lessons Learned (Or Not)
Bruce Campbell is the former Executive Director (1994-2015) of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), one of Canada’s leading policy research institutes. Bruce has authored or edited five books and numerous reports on public policy issues. His commentaries have appeared in major newspapers and online news sites across Canada. He has appeared before parliamentary committees, and interviewed on radio and TV in Canada and abroad.
He authored three major reports on the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster. For this work he was awarded the 2015 Law Foundation of Ontario, Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship. Hence he spent 2016 at the University of Ottawa Law Faculty, hosted by the Common Law & Droits sections of the Faculty of Law, as well as its Human Rights to Research and Education Centre.
Bruce is currently Adjunct Professor at York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Senior Fellow, Ryerson University Centre for Free Expression. Bruce has written a book, “The Lac Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied” (James Lorimer, 2018. There is a French edition as well. As a Research Fellow, he continues his contributions to the work of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives.