Canada NDP urging Trudeau to help Greyhound

20:08  11 july  2018
20:08  11 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Greyhound's decision 'difficult': Trudeau

  Greyhound's decision 'difficult': Trudeau OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions following Greyhound's withdrawal of bus service from western Canada. Trudeau calls Greyhound's move "difficult" for people who live on the Prairies and for those who are already struggling economically. The prime minister has directed Garneau to work with provinces, communities and Greyhound to see "what paths forward there are." Greyhound Canada Trudeau calls Greyhound's move "difficult" for people who live on the Prairies and for those who are already struggling economically.

Trudeau ’s cabinet has the ability to change the regulation immediately, said Randall Garrison, the NDP ’s critic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. Fae Johnstone, a 21−year−old social work student at Carleton University who helped to organize Wednesday’s rally, sees the

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OTTAWA - The federal NDP is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to develop a funding plan that would preserve Greyhound Canada's bus routes in northern communities.

In a letter being released today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh asks Trudeau to take "immediate action" and stop the cancellation of crucial bus routes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, northwestern Ontario and rural British Columbia.

Greyhound Canada announced Monday that its cutting its passenger and delivery services in those regions, prompting outrage among rural and First Nations communities that rely heavily on the service.

Okanagan mayors lamenting loss of Greyhound

  Okanagan mayors lamenting loss of Greyhound Mayors in the Okanagan say Greyhound's decision to cut its Western Canada bus routes will prove to be a hardship for many people.Ron Hovanes remembers when seeing a Greyhound bus was a common, everyday sight. After Halloween, and, yes, this is no treat nor a trick, they’ll all but be extinct on Western Canadian roads and highways.

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Trudeau 's cabinet has the ability to change the regulation immediately, said Randall Garrison, the NDP 's critic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. Fae Johnstone, a 21-year-old social work student at Carleton University who helped to organize Wednesday's rally, sees the

Singh says a federal funding plan must ensure there's no interruption or reduction in bus service so no community is left "stranded."

He's asking Trudeau to enlist the help of provinces and affected municipalities to develop the plan.

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Singh says the cancellations, the most recent in a string of service reductions, would create a massive gap in transit services and cut off Canadians from jobs, health care, education, family and public services.

Transport Canada says Greyhound Canada operates on a commercial basis with no support from the federal government, and that there are no existing federal programs that would subsidize a private intercity bus carrier.

NewsAlert: Trudeau shuffles front benches .
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unveiling his pre-election cabinet, shuffling six of his ministers to new portfolios and adding positions for five more in a bid to boost the profile of his team. Trudeau confidant and long-time MP Dominic LeBlanc moves from fisheries to take on intergovernmental affairs, placing a veteran in charge of unpredictable federal-provincial relations. Montreal's Melanie Joly, who has wrestled with the heritage portfolio, moves to tourism, official languages and la Francophonie as the prime minister readies his Quebec team at a volatile time for politics in the seat-rich province.

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