Update — March 22, 2014

> Artist and environmentalist Robert Bateman recently wrote an open letter to Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, protesting the potential closure of the Algoma Railway passenger services in northern Ontario.

> Member of Parliament Olivia Chow presented a Private Members Bill about passenger rail service on March 4, 2014. The proposed Bill C-577 — a VIA Rail Protection Bill sets out a clear mandate and government structure for the future of VIA Rail. The full text of the Bill is online here.