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Get High-Speed Rail Policy On Tracks

Joseph Soares - The Government of Canada does not have a high-speed rail (HSR) policy. Surely it's time it considered one.

Clearly the Government of Canada doesn't have an HSR policy, but surely it's time it did the minimum? A basic and badly-needed step would be to lay the policy and political tracks for a future ''blue sky'' proposal regarding high-speed rail.

Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Transport, could commission a discussion on high-speed rail, a generous round table of national and international experts, including policy experts, elected officials, public servants, and/or potential investors -- surely she would obtain some useful and actionable advice. Considering the Minister's background, she may be the smartest person around that table. This is why she should be all over this. Read the full story.