Carol Hughes, MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, presented the online petition to Minister of Transport Marc Garneau in the House of Commons on February 22nd. She underlined the huge economic impact this train brings to the regional economy and the fact that this is the only form of transportation into the many communities along this rail corridor.
The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) appreciates MP Hughes efforts to have the federal government restore this essential service and economic driver. A government response to the petition must be provided and tabled in the House within 45 calendar days.
The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is a regional not-for-profit organization of individuals, municipalities, First Nations, businesses and other stakeholders who recognize the significant social, economic, cultural, historical and environmental value of Northern Ontario’s passenger trains. It is dedicated to preserving and enhancing remote passenger train service in the District of Algoma as well as the adjacent districts around Hearst and Sudbury. captrains.ca/