Sunday, October 21, 2007


Apparently, Via's late a lot. Fortunately, I'm paid by the hour. Most of the problems on our line are caused by CN Rail. I've only been on one trip in which we incurred a delay because of mechanical problems. I've been on lots where we lost time because of freight traffic and/or derailments. CN Rail is an irresponsible company, spending as little as possible in order to make as much as possible. Our government used to own it, but apparently was no longer interested in the very lucrative business of rail freight. That's okay, because we run irresponsibly large surpluses every year, so we don't need extra revenue, right? Right.

(Thanks to Brenda for pointing out this story.)

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