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Canada NDP urging Trudeau to help Greyhound

20:08  11 july  2018
20:08  11 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Greyhound's decision 'difficult': Trudeau

  Greyhound's decision 'difficult': Trudeau OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions following Greyhound's withdrawal of bus service from western Canada. Trudeau calls Greyhound's move "difficult" for people who live on the Prairies and for those who are already struggling economically. The prime minister has directed Garneau to work with provinces, communities and Greyhound to see "what paths forward there are." Greyhound Canada Trudeau calls Greyhound's move "difficult" for people who live on the Prairies and for those who are already struggling economically.

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh asks Trudeau in a letter to stop the cancellation of crucial bus routes in Western Canada. In a letter to Justin Trudeau . Singh urges the prime minister to take “immediate action” and develop a funding plan that would prevent Greyhound from shutting down crucial routes

OTTAWA - The federal NDP is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to develop a funding plan that would preserve Greyhound Canada's bus routes in northern communities.

In a letter being released today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh asks Trudeau to take "immediate action" and stop the cancellation of crucial bus routes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, northwestern Ontario and rural British Columbia.

Greyhound Canada announced Monday that its cutting its passenger and delivery services in those regions, prompting outrage among rural and First Nations communities that rely heavily on the service.

Okanagan mayors lamenting loss of Greyhound

  Okanagan mayors lamenting loss of Greyhound Mayors in the Okanagan say Greyhound's decision to cut its Western Canada bus routes will prove to be a hardship for many people.Ron Hovanes remembers when seeing a Greyhound bus was a common, everyday sight. After Halloween, and, yes, this is no treat nor a trick, they’ll all but be extinct on Western Canadian roads and highways.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the Liberal government to come up with a way to keep Greyhound buses on Canadian highways and servicing remote northern communities. In a letter to Justin Trudeau .

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being urged to help Greyhound with federal funding, but private companies could be the answer to providing the service.

Singh says a federal funding plan must ensure there's no interruption or reduction in bus service so no community is left "stranded."

He's asking Trudeau to enlist the help of provinces and affected municipalities to develop the plan.

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Singh says the cancellations, the most recent in a string of service reductions, would create a massive gap in transit services and cut off Canadians from jobs, health care, education, family and public services.

Transport Canada says Greyhound Canada operates on a commercial basis with no support from the federal government, and that there are no existing federal programs that would subsidize a private intercity bus carrier.

Trudeau stops by Nova Scotia today, will visit historic sites and barbecue .
Prime Minister to visit Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence National historic sites on Monday and Antigonish on Tuesday Trudeau will visit Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence National Historic Sites near Amherst, N.S. at 3:15 p.m. on Monday. His tour of a former Acadian village and the British fort will be closed to the media.

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