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MP questions value of Via Rail

- July 23rd, 2012

1297239578610_ORIGINALConservative MP Brent Rathgeber has found another issue that might draw a mild rebuke (or behind-the-scenes praise?) from the Prime Minister’s Office. Rathgeber took a trip aboard a Via Rail train in Alberta recently. While he seems to have enjoyed the trip immensely, Rathgeber also blogged his thoughts on the value of Via from a taxpayer perspective. He writes:

“Why does the federal government own and operate a passenger train service? The answer is not immediately self-evident.”

Check out the full posting here.