Originally Posted by DKaz
West Coast Express has a conductor too to assist passengers.
The difference might be that WCE is considered to be Commuter Rail, using 'heavy rail' equipment and CPR crews, and is also sharing the tracks with CPR freights.
If I remember correctly, the WCE trains are scheduled just like the freight trains that share the CPR line between Mission and Vancouver.
I don't know the current labour rules, but in the past any passenger train in Canada (aka ViaRail, Rocky Mountaineer, GO Transit, or WCE) had a conductor for each car.