Government of Canada to make an important announcement about the next steps on High Frequency Rail

Media advisory

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC — The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, will make an announcement on the next steps in the High Frequency Rail project. The Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from VIA Rail, Martin R. Landry will also be present.

They will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.

Date:                     Friday, February 17, 2023
Time:                    10:30 a.m. (EST)
Location:              Gare Centrale de Montréal
                               At the west-end of the station, near Banque Nationale
                               895 De la Gauchetière Street West
                               Montréal, Quebec, H3B 4G1

Note:                     There will be an opportunity to take photos before the announcement.

Technical Briefing:  Before the announcement, a technical briefing will be held by teleconference with representatives from Transport Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Date:                    Friday, February 17, 2023
Time:                    9:30 a.m. (EST)
Location:             By teleconference
                              Toll-free number (Canada): 1-866-206-0153
                              Conference code: 3997664#


Valerie Glazer
Director of Communications and Issues
Office of the Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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