THUNDER BAY, ON ---- July 19, 2014 ---- Bruce Hyer, MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada will board the National Green Train at approximately 2:00 PM following a rally at the Armstrong rail station Monday morning.
“I’m very proud to have launched the successful Save Maritime Rail whistle stop tour to save VIA’s Halifax-to-Montreal line back in February,” Hyer said. “Now with the Green Train, we will bring our message to the whole country – it’s time to get our democracy and our rail system back on track.”
A long-time rail transportation advocate, Hyer has also worked extensively to restore passenger rail service along Lake Superior’s north shore.
On the Green Train, Hyer will join party members, candidates and supporters from across Canada for the journey to the Green Party’s National 2014 Convention in Fredericton, on July 18-20.
Elizabeth May, Green Party leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, kicked off the Whistle-Stop Tour in Vancouver on Friday evening. Rallies will be held in communities along the way, including Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.
“This tour is about Sir John A. Macdonald’s vision of a nation united from coast to coast both by a railway and by our shared democratic values,” concluded May. “It's about inspiring Canadians to think like a country once again.”
Bruce speaking at the Green rally in Armstrong, in front of the train Monday
Hyer and Green Party leader Elizabeth May travelled with delegates to the Convention on the Green Train, which left Vancouver on Friday, July 11 and arrived in Miramichi, New Brunswick Thursday morning.
The story of our country is the story of our railway
From the earliest days of Confederation, our democracy and our railway were inextricably linked. But today, Sir John A. Macdonald’s vision of a nation united from coast to coast is in danger.
The Green Train is a journey to raise awareness of both the crisis facing Canada’s underfunded and mismanaged rail system, and the crisis facing our democracy.
Even if you’re not on the Green Train, you can be a part of this historic journey.
You can join us at the rallies between Vancouver and Miramichi, New Brunswick as we make our way to Convention 2014.