Mr. Speaker, there is a very well established process for the abandonment of rail lines or passenger services. On the question of CN and CP, it is through the National Transportation Agency. With respect to VIA rail there is a system in place where abandonment can only be achieved through order in council.
There is no imminent decision with respect to the closure of any services that are currently being offered by VIA Rail because as VIA Rail officials are waiting for the results of their negotiations with their employees, so is the Government of Canada. Any rationalization of services with respect to VIA in Canada will only be decided upon after we have seen what the result of these current labour negotiations are.