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MP to take petition calling for $1B investment in Island rail to Ottawa – Times Colonist

February 6, 2024

Petition with 7,610 signatures recommends spending money to create a modern freight and passenger service on Vancouver Island.

A Shawnigan Lake resident has persuaded a Vancouver Island MP to present a petition to the House of Commons calling for a $1 billion investment to create a modern passenger and freight rail service along the old E&N line.

Warren Skaalrud collected 7,610 signatures to be presented in the house, possibly within the coming week. Signatures were collected between Sept. 13, 2023 and Jan. 11 of this year.

NDP MP Alastair MacGregor who represents the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding will bring the petition to fellow MPs.

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