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The Trudeau government is offering little more than vague generalities on the future of a proposed $21-billion high-speed rail line for southern Ontario, though is expected to make a decision on what's seen as a rival plan to build a dedicated passenger track for the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor sometime in 2018. Transport Minister Marc Garneau (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount, Que.) told The Hill Times that an assessment of the estimated $4-billion dedicated rail line proposed by Via Rail is "well underway," with Ottawa expected to come

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Garneau says feds expected to make decision on $4-billion dedicated rail line this year

By Marco Vigliotti      

However, Transport Minister Marc Garneau is only saying that a $21-billion high-speed line proposed by Ontario is an 'interesting project' that the government is 'examining alongside our municipal and provincial partners.'

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says that the Liberal government will make a decision on a plan from Via Rail to build a dedicated rail track this year. The Hill Times file photograph
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