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LETTER: Continuing push to electrify rail service

Amid controversy about a new CP yard in Pitt Meadows, local reader suggests alternative system

Dear Editor,

[RE: LETTER: Move to electric railroad, instead, Dec. 13, The News]

Continuing on the benefits of an all electric railroad system, our prime minister has committed us to multi-billions of dollars including carbon tax.

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and

CP’s logistics yard brings new level of fire hazard to Pitt Meadows

If the railroad industry and Ottawa (that’s us) were to start off on a project to electrify our nations rail systems, it would improve the health of the vast majority of Canadians.

It would be a tremendous boost to our health care system and possible to more than our commitment to the Paris Accord.

RELATED: Opponents of CP Rail’s logistics yard rally support in Pitt Meadows

We would be getting a tangible return on our investment.

It’s not as if the wheel has to be reinvented!

Chris Winchester, Maple Ridge

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