Rail or trail? Who will pay for either?

Of all the groups requesting custody of the E&N rail line, which of them is willing to pay their own way?

The Island Corridor Foundation has negligible monetary means apart from government grants, and no other organization has generated an alternative financing structure. It attests to the lack of local interest and concern that there is insufficient backing to purchase and develop the right of way.

Is there no business improvement association to support the project? No running, cycling or equestrian club to lend credence?

It seems evident that the various proposals are to the benefit of parasitic subsidy entrepreneurs whose businesses don’t profit by industry, but by taxpayer welfare.

As it stands, the inoperative line is already used by all who wish to use it, at their own risk, on their own terms.

This is a solution trying to create a problem where none exists, for the profit of a few at the expense of many.

Mike Breck

Qualicum Beach

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