Demaître, Labrie and Harding acquitted

Richard Labrie, Jean Demaître, and Thomas Harding
Gordon Lambie
Staff Writer

On its ninth day of deliberations, the jury in the trial of former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway employees Jean Demaître, Richard Labrie, and Thomas Harding acquitted all three. The news came as a relief to the accused, as it marked the end of a four and a half year long chapter in the lives of the operations manager, rail traffic controller, and locomotive engineer who were on the job the night of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster.

Read the full story in The Record on Monday, January 22