McQUARRIE – An inter-community bus system is worth subsidizing

DID ANYONE ELSE notice the sounds of silence and inaction from Ottawa and Edmonton when Greyhound announced they were abandoning passenger and freight service in the West?

Given the loud voices, bullying and threats when the subject was moving oil instead of people, it would seem oil trumps the needs of people when it comes to transportation.

In the name of moving bitumen across two provinces, the very same politicians who threatened BC, tried a trade embargo on BC wine, passed legislation limiting the flow of oil to BC, ignored first nations, wanted to cancel transfer payments, spent $4.5 billion tax dollars and claimed the national interests of Canada were at stake have been silent when it comes to moving people.

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Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at He tweets @bafflegabbed.

1 Comment on McQUARRIE – An inter-community bus system is worth subsidizing

  1. Ian MacKenzie // July 17, 2018 at 10:19 AM // Reply

    Excellent article! Hits the nail right on the head. The last short statement should be read and re-read, not only by all us joe blows but particularly by our politicians. Why? Because it augurs a future that is just around the corner!

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