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Interesting video: How Canada got stuck building low-speed rail

Photo: A VIA Rail locomotive at Ottawa Station.

Ottawa could have been part of a high-speed passenger rail route connecting Ontario and Quebec. Instead, as video creator Paige Saunders explains, lobbying and politics resulted in an underwhelming alternative, branded “high-frequency rail”.

Proposed high-frequency rail route between Toronto and Quebec City

Photo: The proposed high-frequency rail route, from the VIA Rail website.