Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Wary of Federal Offer to Help Fund Replacement for Greyhound Buses

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Wary of Federal Offer to Help Fund Replacement for Greyhound Buses

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Manitoba won't subsidize bus service

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WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government says it's willing to look at a federal plan to replace Greyhound bus service, but it won't put up subsidies.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced that the Trudeau government is open to helping affected provinces pay for bus service in communities where other companies have not taken over.

Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says he is willing to look at details of the proposal when they're made available.

But he said Manitoba is not going to get into the business of running buses.

Schuler says private companies are already planning to fill some of the routes being abandoned by Greyhound, and the federal government can deal directly with remote Indigenous communities where a replacement for Greyhound is needed. …

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