July 6, 2022

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VIA Changing the guard at the head of the train

VIA Changing the guard at the head of the train

On the verge of reopening several routes that have been disrupted for two years due to the epidemic, VIA Rail loses its chair and chief executive officer Cynthia Garno as she relinquishes her position in Federal Crown Corporation power.

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The reasons for the manager’s departure, announced Friday, were not specified. Mr. who has been in office for three years.Me Garno resigned on the day of his resignation. The latter is departing “with very good terms,” said Franయిois Bertrand, chairman of VIA Rail’s board of directors.

She asked [Mme Garneau] M. that he had been there for three yearsMe Bertrand, in a brief telephone interview Press. There is an epidemic, the [blocus ferroviaires]. She does the equivalent of six years in three years. ⁇

The board chair of the Crown Corporation declined to comment further.

In a brief press release, Federal Transport Minister Omar Algabra indicated that he had “accepted” the resignation of the VIA Rail leader. He highlighted his work to “modernize” the company, which began renovating a complex of cars and locomotives.

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Cynthia Garno has been President and CEO of VIA Rail for three years.

“My goal is to get confirmation for the high frequency train and as the procurement process is going well, my train has reached its destination,” Mr.Me Garno, in a press release. Leading the company for the next steps is now up to another driver. ⁇

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This person is Martin Laundry, currently Chief Commercial Officer.

In 2021, VIA Rail reported an operating loss of 370.5 million or 45 million months compared to the previous year. Last year, m.Me According to VIA Rail’s annual report, Gorney is entitled to a total compensation of between $ 306,230 and $ 401,688.

Between now and the end of June, the frequencies on all routes offered by VIA Rail will gradually increase. The service was affected by a reduction in traffic due to the health crisis.