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VIA Rail Canada’s 2012 Annual Public Meeting

VIA Rail Canada held its Annual Public Meeting on May 29, 2012, at Winnipeg’s Union 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 latest financial results and discussed the strategic direction for the corporation moving forward in 2012.

Copies of the 2012 Annual Public Meeting speaking notes are available here:

- Speaking notes for Mr. Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board

- Speaking notes for Mr. Marc Laliberté, President and Chief Executive Officer

- Speaking notes for Mr. Robert St-Jean, Chief Financial and Administration Officer

- Press Release

- Questions and Answers

- The archived webcast is available here

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

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.