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To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau & Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra

Create a National Bus Service Now

Create a National Bus Service Now

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau & Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra: create a publicly funded national bus service now.

Why is this important?

Greyhound is pulling its services out of Canada, leaving many rural and low-income communities stranded. [1] It’s a massive loss to all of us who rely on Greyhound to get to work, visit our families, and access critical services.

Private companies are clamouring to fill the gap Greyhound left behind — but they’re fully prepared to abandon remote and Indigenous communities in favour of more lucrative routes. [2] This move could mean social and economic isolation for thousands. And for many Indigenous women, the difference between a bus ride and a hitchhike could be life and death. [3]

With entire communities deserted for the bottom line, it’s never been more clear that we need a publicly funded, national bus service that is safe, reliable, and affordable.

The federal government is in crisis talks to replace Greyhound — and companies like Megabus are fighting hard to get in on the new market. [4] Time is short — but a massive injection of public pressure could be enough to force a publicly-funded national bus service into the federal conversation.

Will you add your name to stand up for accessible, affordable, and green transportation for all?

[1] https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/greyhound-canada-1.6025276

[2] https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/greyhound-bus-column-don-pittis-1.6026564

[3] https://globalnews.ca/news/7860104/greyhound-closure-disaster-communities/

[4] https://globalnews.ca/news/7863365/megabus-ottawa-toronto-kingston-greyhound-canada/


Reasons for signing

  • If we as a country can afford to buy the TransMountain Pipeline, we can afford to buy Greyhound.
  • Lack of public transit puts people at risk. This especially puts our indigenous neighbors in rural areas at risk.
  • I'd love for us to follow the SuissePost model where there is regular travel routes with the mail delivery!

Updates

2021-05-19 15:01:15 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2021-05-18 21:55:08 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2021-05-18 19:51:41 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2021-05-18 19:40:14 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-05-18 18:30:46 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-05-18 18:03:31 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-05-18 17:55:51 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-05-18 17:51:53 -0400

10 signatures reached