Chief Jason Gauthier from the Missanabie Cree First Nation joined us in the ONNtv Studio to discuss updates on the initiative to get the Algoma Passenger Train running again.
Historically, this rail line ran from Sault to Hearst. The $2.2 million subsidy was cancelled by Transport Canada in 2014, and many businesses, property owners, and small municipalities along the rail corridor have been left stranded ever since.
Chief Gauthier said he has been in negotiation with Transport Canada and CN in order to get the Rail Operating Certificate (ROC) approved. This is a huge component of the puzzle which would ultimately result in the renewal of rail service in Northern Ontario.
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