November 10, 2011

High Speed Rail Live Discussion

Join us on Thursday, November 10th at 12pm EST (noon) for a live discussion on the future of high speed rail in Canada, featuring a panel of experts and advocates.


  • Kevin Stolarick, Research Director, The Martin Prosperity Institute
  • Paul Langan, Founder, High Speed Rail Canada
  • Bill Cruickshanks, President & CEO, Alberta High-Speed Rail Inc.
  • Randy R. Hope, Mayor, Chatham-Kent


  1. Rory Sutherland (Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Media) once said that it isn’t a very creative solution for trains to simply move faster. In this case he was referencing the shorter journey between London and Paris. Could this panel comment on this? Are there other areas that train journey could explore which would be more cost effective and more meaningful?

    Comment by Ariel — November 10, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

  2. As someone from the UK, we have a plethora of very very low cost airlines (I’ve previously paid 1p + tax for a ticket). However I would still prefer (and pay more for) the experience of the Euro Star. An effective, efficient and enjoyable experience is always more preferable. If you have a train system that can compete on time, cost and sell itself on ease of use and the pleasure of the experience, I think that you may find you can give the airlines a real run for their money. (and from what I hear, nobody likes Air Canada anyway!)

    Comment by Matt Dorff — November 10, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

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