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The Green Party of Canada Platform Includes High Speed Trains and VIA Rail Act

Green Party Canada Promotes High Speed Rail and VIA Rail Act

The Green Party have released their election platform titled, "Honest. Ethical. Caring. Leadership". Included in the document is a pledge to:

  • Enact the Via Rail Act to implement a passenger rail transportation policy. Invest $600 million in 2020-21, rising to $720 million by 2023 to develop regional rail networks and strengthen rail connections between regions."
  • Build high-speed rail in the Toronto-Ottawa-Quebec City triangle
  • Build high-speed rail in the Calgary-Edmonton corridor.

Here is a LINK to the document.


  1. Rail will be the hub, with spokes of light rail and electric bus connections. This includes service to rural and remote communities, since everyone in Canada must have access to reliable transportation options at affordable rates.


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