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Federal subsidy restored for ACR (live video)

Monday, April 14, 2014   by: Staff

Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced this morning that the federal government has restored a $2.2 million subsidy that will allow the Algoma Central Rail passenger service to run until March 31, 2015.

Local2 was on site and the archived livestream of the minister's announcement is available here.

Watch for more on this story today from both and Local2.

(PHOTO: Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt speaks to media at the Civic Centre April 14, 2014. Armstrong)

Previous coverage:

Transport Canada to make ACR announcement Monday

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bounder 4/14/2014 11:11:03 AM Report

Take a stab at it, shutdown being announced, hope not for some people.
flyhawk25 4/14/2014 11:44:56 AM Report

One year stay of execution.It gives us time to ramp up the support for this important service.
Milhouse van Houten 4/14/2014 11:48:06 AM Report

Excellent news! First victory! Time to find a permanent solution.
Ski-Dude 4/14/2014 11:54:50 AM Report

Thank you to all involved in making this happen!
Hamguy 4/14/2014 12:46:43 PM Report

Our MP looks a bit confused. Anyhow, it is good news and hopefully a long term solution will be found. Thanks to all that made this happen.
soowat 4/14/2014 12:47:07 PM Report

I'm sure our M.P. was fighting hard for this. Oh Wait! He said he thought the R.R. should maintain the service w/o subsidy.
soosurfer 4/14/2014 1:16:01 PM Report

Step 1 accomplished. Let's see if we can get a plan together to get an alternate funding stream after March 2015; NOHFC? Northern Development and Mines? Trillium?
Soo-ite1 4/14/2014 1:16:13 PM Report

@protector -
Stay classy.
pastoutla 4/14/2014 1:37:56 PM Report

What's wrong with user pays rather than your vacation or cottage visit subsidized by our tax $$$
steelworker 4/14/2014 1:53:41 PM Report

the protector fantasizes about little Trudeau.
irish07 4/14/2014 1:54:51 PM Report

good job.
learningaswego 4/14/2014 2:24:54 PM Report

now there's a good lefty solution - instead of taking it from one taxpayer funded pot; just transfer it to another taxpayer funded pot.

Biggfinn 4/14/2014 4:28:40 PM Report

Nice to see that the North is also on tap for some form of subsidies for transportation.

After all the Toronto Transit Commission and Go Services are subsidized - fair is fair.
IgnorantNortherner 4/14/2014 4:56:51 PM Report

@pastoutla, what's wrong user pays...everything?

@soowat, did you read the study or are you suggesting that simply because a study was conducted (with taxpayer dollars-SURPRISE!) it must mean the rail service is super important?

@I'm In, keep pretending like one party is less corrupt than any other and you'll continue to have lots of things to complain about
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