Doug Routley, the New Democrat MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, will host the forums, which will include a panel of railway experts and local political leaders, in Ladysmith and in Nanaimo. MLA Leonard Krog will co-host the Nanaimo forum.
“The future of transportation on Vancouver Island needs to be sustainable and involve strong community consultation to make it a success,” said Routley.
“These community forums are meant to inform people about the potential of the E&N Railway – how we got to where we are now, what the financial circumstances are, and how we move forward with the railway as a base for island transportation.”
“We want to offer the people of Vancouver Island, who are the owners of the railway corridor, an opportunity to voice their opinions, offer their ideas and have input into the formulation of a new vision for a sustainable 21st century transportation plan for Vancouver Island,” said Krog.
The forums will be held:
July 7th in Nanaimo – Bowen Park Rec Centre 500 Bowen Rd. 7-9pm
July 8th in Ladysmith – Ladysmith Eagles Hall 921 First Ave. 7-9pm