ACR e-petition deposited in House of Commons; event tickets on sale at CAPT table at Mall Feb 27

1. ACR passenger train e-petition deposited by MP Carol Hughes in House of Commons

Carol Hughes, MP for Algoma--Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, presented the online petition to Minister of Transport Marc Garneau in the House of Commons on February 22.  She underlined the huge economic impact this train brings to the regional economy and the fact that this is the only form of transportation into the many communities along this rail corridor.  We appreciate MP Hughes efforts to have the federal government restore this essential service and economic driver.  A government response to the petition must be provided and tabled in the House within 45 calendar days.

2. Fundraiser Event (starring Ian Tamblyn) Tickets on sale at Station Mall Monday February 27

  • Planning for the April 6 passenger train fundraiser event has been going very well.  We can still receive donated items for the silent auction. 
  • Tickets will be sold at a CAPT table at the Station Mall on Monday, Feb. 27 from 10 am to 3 pm across from the EB Games store.

3. Media update

“Ian Tamblyn video furnishes ice fix” | Sault Star by Ruth Fletcher
http://www.saultstar.com/2017/02/20/listen-to-the-water-fall-offers-musical-poetry-set-to-ootage
of-a-submerged-arctic-ocean-iceberg-rising-30-metres-into-the-air

In this article MPP Mike Mantha points out the need for the implementation and development of a true transportation strategy reflecting the needs of Northerners through investments in not only roads but also rail, air and waterways:
“Keeping roads accessible at all times is crucial for northern communities' - SooToday.com”
https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/keeping-roads-accessible-at-all-times-is-crucial-for-northern-communities-543425

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