Description: On December 6, many gathered in Halifax for a special ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax harbour. One of them, heavily loaded with munitions, caught fire and soon exploded, leveling neighborhoods, killing approximately 2,000 people, and injuring many more. Professor Jack Rozdilsky of York University says the Explosion provides an important reminder of the nature of risk in our society.
Date: December 6, 2017
1) Did you watch or read anything this past week about the Halifax Explosion?
2) How could accounting information help us learn to prevent accidents?
3) How can auditors and accountants help organizations in assessing their risks?