|Hello CAPT supporters,
We have some shocking news. On Friday CN called the Mayor of Hearst to say that the Federal government has ended to subsidy that pays for the passenger service from the Sault to Hearst. As a result that service will end on March 31, 2014. Also on the 24th a CN representative flew to the Sault to inform the CN employees at the ACR station and Mayor Debbie Amaroso about this news. This happened in 1995, but the communities, businesses and other users of the passenger train successfully reversed the decision. Since Friday afternoon CAPT board members and supporters have been contacting the municipalities, First Nations, business owners, camp owners and other stakeholders to find out more about this decision and how we can have it reversed. If any of you would like to help with this effort, please reply with your name and contact information. We will keep you up to date on this urgent matter.
Save the ACR Passenger Train!!!!!
We suggest that you write a letter or email Bryan Hayes, MP (email@example.com) and Carol Hughes MP (firstname.lastname@example.org), and please copy it to CAPT at email@example.com or mail it to CAPT, c/o NORDIK, Algoma University, 1520 Queen St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A2G4.
Here is a suggested message:
Dear Bryan Hayes, MP and Carol Hughes, MP:
I am writing to discuss a most serious decision by the federal government that I would like to see reversed—namely, the cancellation of the ACR passenger train effective March 31, 2014. We depend entirely on the train as we are in a remote area with no other transportation access.