A telling quote on one of those links attributed to CEO Hunter Harrison:
Change. A lot more. How is this change going to affect you? I don't work for CP and never have, fortunately. But perhaps we're going to pay for their under staffing and pushing employees around all the same. All in the name of shareholder value.
“One thing that has marked this past nine months, or year, is change, and if you don’t like change at Canadian Pacific it’s not the place be,” CEO Hunter Harrison said. “We’ve had a lot of change and there’s going to be a lot more.”
From the comments page of the same Financial Post article:
Posted 2 Months ago. Prophetic perhaps, this anonymous employee 961***.
Will CP be held accountable for this? Will this accident be seen as something more than just a freak occurrence that has nothing to do with the culture being installed by this current CEO and shareholders? Or will the stock going down because of this spill push even more layoffs and perhaps end up in more environmental damage, or God forbid, deaths to Canadian citizens.
Makes you wonder. Kill the Unions, kill the Jobs, for what? for who?
This is an aside and not really reflecting the above article about CP, but sometimes I wonder if people heading multinational corporations should be tried for treason for selling out the country or bribing politicians. And politicians taking bribes should have the same done to them. Because these executives don't seem to actually care about the environment, or people. No loyalty to the country means we shouldn't allow them to operate here, shouldn't it?
The way our rule of law and society is centered around who has the most money is going to bite our society in the ass eventually. Hopefully we get people in charge of our government who can do something about it one day.