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Cape Breton group calls for public policy discussion on rail

CAPE BRETON POST - SYDNEY — As the future of rail in Cape Breton remains a question mark, members of the Scotia Rail Development Society would like to see governments engage in a serious public policy discussion about rail infrastructure in Nova Scotia and across the country.

“Canada as a country doesn’t really have a clear transportation policy in regards to railways,” said rail society member Jason Morrison. “It is time for Canada to step up to the international plate and define the role of railways in Canada for Canadians, not for railway companies.”

Specifically, Morrison would like to see a moratorium on rail line removal across Canada — a move that would prevent rail companies or operators from ever being permitted to tear up tracks. Morrison said the society views the actual rail lines as public infrastructure. Read the full story at: