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VIA Rail Canada’s 2011 Annual Public Meeting

VIA Rail Canada held its Annual Public Meeting on June 14, 2011 at the Ottawa Train Station. During the meeting, Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board, Marc Laliberté, President and CEO, and Robert St-Jean, Chief Financial and Administration Officer reviewed the financial results from 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, as well as the strategic direction for the corporation for 2011.

Members of the public who were unable to attend in person, were able to participate in the meeting live via webcast. The archived webcast is available online at :

Copies of the 2011 Annual Public Meeting speaking notes are available here:


VIA would like to thank everyone who submitted questions for the Annual Public Meeting.

Questions and comments about VIA’s Annual Public Meeting may be sent to

A copy of the most recent annual report is available at

As Canada’s national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada’s mandate is to provide efficient, more environmentally sustainable and cost-effective passenger transportation to Canadian travelers, and service in both official languages. Every week VIA Rail Canada operates 503 intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 kilometre route network. VIA Rail Canada transports over four million passengers annually.