Mr. Speaker, I rise to table petitions by people from Sault Ste. Marie. They want their voice heard in the House of Commons about the abandonment of passenger rail service.
The provincial Liberals shut down the Northlander. We have seen the refusal of the federal government to support the Algoma passenger train service.
The petitioners have pointed out to me, for example, on the shutdown of the Northlander, that at Thanksgiving time Madeleine Meilleur shouted out to northerners, “Buy a car”. That attitude is certainly dismissive of northerners. They call on the government to work to build proper public transit in northern and rural regions.