TIME FOR MINISTER TO GET ON BOARD WITH ACR WORKING GROUP: HUGHES

Ottawa  – With an end of month deadline approaching, Carol Hughes is asking why the Minister of Transport isn’t responding to the stakeholder group looking for a way to preserve passenger service on the Algoma Central Railway.

“The days are counting down for passenger service on the Algoma Central Railway, but the minister hasn’t even bothered to respond to 3 separate requests to meet from the stakeholder working group looking for options to save the service,” said Hughes.

The MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing rose in Question Period to push for movement from the government who refuse to acknowledge the role they played in creating the crisis.

“Will the government do the right thing and work with stakeholders to find a solution to save ACR passenger service and help protect a unique, 20 million dollar a year tourism economy?” said Hughes.

Hughes continues to raise the issue in Parliament and wonders why the MP from Sault Ste. Marie has been silent on the subject in the House. By contrast Hughes has used every avenue possible from questions, to petitions, to adjournment debates to make the case for the communities, businesses, and individuals who rely on ACR passenger service.