MP asks feds again to continue ACR subsidy
The MP for Algoma Manitoulin Kapuskasing says it’s not too late for the feds to do the right thing with passenger rail service in Algoma. Carol Hughes was reacting to a $2.2 million federal subsidy that ends this month to Algoma Central Railway. Hughes says the subsidy is well spent money and it creates a lot of economic activity along the rail line. The subsidy was to help CN offset the cost of running the ACR line. Hughes says the Harper Tories spend $2 million dollars every 10 days promoting themselves. But when it comes time to helping a region, Hughes says the feds claim they’re broke.