E & N needs sensible talks

MPs and MLAs need to be fully informed on the issue of the E&N Railway and recognize fact from fiction.

To the Editor,

I do hope and believe the federal and provincial ministers, MPs and MLAs are fully informed on the issue of the E&N Railway and recognize fact from fiction.

A writer from Qualicum Beach warns VIA not to return to the island due to the condition of the track. Yet, the whole idea is the federal government has said VIA must sign an agreement to return before the funding is released to fix the tracks.

The track is in terrible shape, not even CPR and RailAmerica before they left a decade ago. It has only gotten worse as the ICF has tried over and over to secure funding to fix the right of way without success.

Maybe it’s time we stop setting up false catch-22s and spreading misinformation and intrigue and actually have a conversation about responsible investment in key transportation infrastructure on Vancouver Island.

Chris Alemany,

Port Alberni

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