It’s unlikely that any of this money could be justified to re-reroute train tracks. Last time I looked, trains and tracks belonged to private, for profit corporations (even though originally taxpayers probably financed and paid for most of the railroads a few times over).
How else could you get the public to agree to pay for this? STAGE AN EVENT.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Lac-Megantic on Friday to announce a rail bypass nearly five years after a train derailed and exploded in the Quebec town, killing 47 people. Sources tell The Canadian Press that Trudeau and federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau will be on hand and that the federal government will assume 60 per cent of the cost of building the bypass. Quebec will take on the remaining 40 per cent. The price tag for the 11-kilometre bypass is estimated at $133 million. I