Originally Posted by O-Town Hockey
Iggy was on CBC News: Sunday this morning talking about raising the bar in terms of infrastructure projects in Canada. I completely agree that the conservative mindset in Canada in recent years has drained a lot of enthusiausm and nationalism from Canadians in exchange for a culture of regionalism and beaurocracy. He mentioned the possibility of a Windsor-Quebec HSR corridor and seemed quite confident that he could make it happen. A PM with vision, what a novel idea.
Its called being pragmatic, really, really pragmatic.
I listened to that interview too this morning. He had good points, but I still don't like Iggy and the underlying sediment of the federal Liberal party's that they are still "Canada's" natural governing party.
When I took the train from Oshawa to Ottawa on Easter. I was surprised by how busy the Oshawa station was. I arrived 30 minutes before I got on my train arrived. In that time 1 train bound for Montreal arrived (on its own and not with the joint Montreal-Ottawa train sets) and 1 train bound for Toronto past me. Demand is there. Its just political will.
As for Calgary - Vancouver, its a great idea but population numbers are not there... yet.