The Parliamentary Secretary says that change is inevitable. I am sure the Parliamentary Secretary never travelled on one of these trains from Montreal's south shore. They go back to 1925, have no washrooms or heating and are among the oldest trains in this
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country. Will the Government make a commitment to maintain commuter railway services in the Montreal region? If so, will the federal Government participate in a joint program with the Government of Quebec and Montreal region municipalities to maintain these commuter services and thus prevent the closing of the Saint-Hilaire line which will otherwise disappear on August 31 ?
Subtopic: RETENTION OF RAILWAY SERVICES FOR SUBURBAN AREAS- GOVERNMENT POSITION