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Winnipeg Free Press - - YOUR SAY -

It has be­come in­creas­ingly ev­i­dent that Om­ni­trax is not go­ing to re­pair the track to Churchill. At least, not with­out gov­ern­ment (tax­payer) as­sis­tance. Maybe it’s time for the gov­ern­ment to ex­pro­pri­ate the track and Om­ni­trax hold­ings and op­er­ate every­thing as a Man­i­toba pro­vin­cial rail­way.

WIL­LIAM EWING

Win­nipeg

Re: Rail­road to nowhere (Let­ters, Aug. 26)

Tom Hardern notes the fail­ure of the cur­rent Lib­eral gov­ern­ment to live up to its re­spon­si­bil­ity to the peo­ple of Churchill. I would sug­gest that sev­eral pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ments have failed in their re­spon­si­bil­ity to all Cana­di­ans be­cause they have al­lowed all of our rail­roads to de­te­ri­o­rate to the ex­tent that they are no longer of real ser­vice.

Nor­way has a much higher stan­dard of liv­ing and qual­ity of life than does Canada. It also has more kilo­me­tres of rail­road than of roads. Ship­ping

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