Greyhound To Downsize Its Canadian Passenger Business to just ONTARIO AND QUEBEC – Trudeau, McKenna and David Suzuki want me to now WALK to Vancouver

Decision based on factors including “… regulatory constraints, and INCREASED CAR TRAVEL”


CalgaryJuly 9, 2018  –  The liberal UTOPIA of all of us riding buses, walking to work, or riding our bikes to Nunavit may be slipping away.

But first… Some quick facts… Ontario and Quebec will see the LEAST amount of Change… while Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are … umm… SENT TO A FARM UP-STATE

Effective October 31, 2018 the route information is as follows:

British Columbia – discontinue all routes. Note: Service between Vancouver and Seattle, is unaffected.

Alberta – discontinue all routes

Saskatchewan – discontinue all routes

Manitoba – discontinue all routes

Ontario – In Ontario, we will operate substantially as we do today in the southern and eastern regions of the province with no changes in the Toronto and Ottawa areas. There will be changes in the northern part of the province. Service will be discontinued on the Trans-Canada Highway, west of Sudbury. Greyhound Canada will continue to operate in southern Ontario

Quebec – In Quebec there are no changes, with service between Ottawa and Montreal unaffected. Service between Montreal and New York that is operated by Greyhound Lines, Inc. (USA) is also unaffected.

Who cares, right, … well… Here’s why this bugs me so much!… 

A quick, long story…. Back in the Spring, I attended the “Globe Series” in Vancouver… 

It’s a week-long event of Enviro-HERO’s telling themselves how great they are and how the world is better for them being the voice of reason… 

David Suzuki was there… I snapped this pic.. we actually had a civilized debate for about 5 good minutes! He didn’t have to, so I did appreciate it… 

… you’d best believe Catherine McKenna was there!

The year before Justin Trudeau was a keynote-speaker… 

I was just laid-off in Alberta, and was trying to save pennies… and I thought…. I’m attending this “GREEN” EVENT… i’d better take the bus! So I DID… From Calgary to Vancouver… 14 f**** hours! We were stuck in a blizzard for some of it… miserable.. the driver needed ALOT of smoke breaks.. I didn’t blame her once! White knuckle drive the whole time….

We made it…

Then I took TRANSIT the ENTIRE TIME I WAS THERE…. 

It was a NIGHTMARE! The only NICE thing was the TRAIN to the AIRPORT when I abruptly purchased a flight home! No bus back for this intrepid environmentalist!!

*P.S… talks in Calgary are growing about a train to YYC.. make it happen folks! THAT’S a good way to increase public transit… seriously! No jokes here… 

EVERYONE TOOK CARS IN! RENTAL CARS FROM THE AIRPORT… LOTS OF ‘EM

I told anyone there that would listen that I took a Greyhound from Calgary… they looked at me like I was the dumbest person on the planet…. and for those few days… I sure FELT like it!

I told this to David Suzuki… “David, everyone here drove their cars… what are we talking about here with getting the cars of the road… it’s not gonna happen”…

“Keep the F***kin fossil fuels in the ground”….. wow, thanks David.. nice talking to you. 

He quickly moved on to lecture college students that would hang on his every word… 

I was not impressed… 

Here I am… going to the Heart of the Enviromental movement…. and I was a fish out of water… 

My hotel was in Richmond, as suggested by the GLOBE SERIES!!!…. the event was Downtown…. 

D’Ya think I had a limo picking me up, folks!?!?

I thought we’re saving the environment here!?!?

I could go on… 

Greyhound is LEAVING the PRAIRIE PROVINCES entirely….. end of an era I suppose… 

Yet an ERA, the current Government and “Environmental voices” claim we should jump FULL FORCE towards… 

Please… where’s my UBER… I’ve got a Flight to catch… Kidding!

What now?

Well, look at it this way… I’m not saying its CARS … OR… Save the Planet… 

Not at all. 

I’m cutting out plastic lids, cuz OceanWise told me i’m killing everything. 

Ok. Done. 

Take the TRAIN to the Airport… Would if I COULD, folks! Would if I could… and DO when I can… 

Check and Check.

That’s your market monday. 

 

 

 

 

 

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