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TerryJohnson

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What, exactly, was it that the JPO "de-risked"? The project risks seems a lot worse now than in 2019.
 

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What, exactly, was it that the JPO "de-risked"? The project risks seems a lot worse now than in 2019.
Those risks are a load of horse shit. You know what mitigates many of those risks? The iron fist of the federal government. The rest are policies the lobby group would like. Not risks that need to be mitigated.
 

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Those risks are a load of horse shit. You know what mitigates many of those risks? The iron fist of the federal government. The rest are policies the lobby group would like. Not risks that need to be mitigated.

It’s an advocacy paper, so it’s loaded with extremes. But some of the risks are legitimate. In my mind, the issue of the balance of power with landlord railways ie CN/CP/Metrolinx is the biggest concern.

When has the federal government ever used an iron fist approach in favour of passenger rail? Pretty close to an oxymoron imho.

- Paul
 

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Do you recall any Scandals involving VIA in the last three years? Or anyone publicly calling for her resignation or dismissal?
The release came out the Friday of a long weekend, was brief, without comment from the person concerned, and had the dreaded “future endeavours”. Whatever happened, it’s unlikely to be good news for VIA
 

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The release came out the Friday of a long weekend, was brief, without comment from the person concerned, and had the dreaded “future endeavours”. Whatever happened, it’s unlikely to be good news for VIA
Internal conflicts usually leads to this type if announcement and departure....
 

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that was quick.... what scandal was she involved in?
The Government!!

Since the government control the RR, she saw the writing on the wall that she was fighting a loosing battle to move VIA to a new level and it was a waste of her time to stay on as CEO as a yes person to the government.
 

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Food for thought, YDS is probably making at least double what he made at VIA in his current position selling trains to VIA while having a lower workload. Garneau, probably found a better paying job somewhere else.

Higher level positions in the federal government don't pay that we'll, hence they are susceptible to poaching by the private sector.

Edit: Also, if you're the type of person who likes to get things done quickly. The bureaucracy of the federal government can be painful (as some on this forum have probably experienced). Anyways, the rail passes have been massively watered down ever since she became CEO. I hope they are somehow re-enhanced in the future.
 
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The release came out the Friday of a long weekend, was brief, without comment from the person concerned, and had the dreaded “future endeavours”. Whatever happened, it’s unlikely to be good news for VIA
And yet, her own quote in the VIA release states that she felt that her job was done:


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And yet, her own quote in the VIA release states that she felt that her job was done:


Dan

With consultations unfinished, land and tenancy not arranged, and no contracts signed, any “decision” Ottawa has made is far from set in stone.

It’s foolish to speculate on the back story - it may come out, or it may not. But I would not describe her as the closer. Maybe she pitched a couple innings. Maybe the game is still in progress.

- Paul
 

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