The Government of Canada addresses Greyhound Canada’s discontinuation of bus routes
“I am encouraged by interest that has been voiced by private sector transportation companies in taking over the routes that will no longer be serviced by Greyhound Canada. I am keen to keep working with provinces and territories on finding solutions. I look forward to a positive outcome that will meet the transportation mobility needs of Canadians.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
"The elimination of Greyhound Bus services in Western Canada and Northern Ontario will affect many Indigenous communities. These routes are critical for community connectedness and the safety of Indigenous women and girls. That is why the federal government will be engaging with Indigenous communities to support those impacted by bus service cancelation, as well as supporting community-led solutions including new economic opportunities such as Indigenous-owned transportation businesses. Additionally, I want to assure clients of the Non-Insured Health Benefits program that medical transportation services will not be interrupted and that officials from ISC are working directly with communities to ensure that good options are available."
The Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
“By working together, federal, provincial and territorial governments will explore and develop new and innovative solutions to help meet the transportation needs of Canadians. Our government's ongoing collaboration will support the development of long-term options for communities in need.”
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade
On July 9, 2018, Greyhound Canada announced it was discontinuing all remaining intercity bus services west of Sudbury, Ontario, by October 31, 2018, a network of over 11,000 route-kilometers affecting 583 stops and up to 2 million passenger trips per year, according to the company.
Greyhound Canada’s discontinuation of services could disproportionately impact vulnerable groups in rural areas, including Indigenous communities.
Officials from federal, provincial and territorial ministries of transportation and highways have been meeting weekly since July 2018 to better understand the impacts on jurisdictions and determine viable solutions for Canadians.
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