By Sarah Klein
Greyhound will live beyond November 2 to provide bus service in Manitoba.
The province met with senior Greyhound officials on Tuesday following a federal-provincial-territorial meeting in Vancouver on October 22. Both the province and Greyhound agreed to continue discussions on Greyhound’s future in Manitoba.
“We are committed to develop made-in-Manitoba options in the short term and we will continue to impress upon the federal government that national support is needed to fully maintain the level of service that currently exists in our province and across the country,” said Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Lemieux.
Last week, Lemieux said a new working group had been formed to study the issue of bus service in Canada, but claimed at the time that he was not aware of Greyhound’s previous threat to pull out of the province in November.
While Greyhound may not be going anywhere just yet, Lemieux says a reduction in future service is likely.
The minister noted that as a gesture of good faith, Greyhound has agreed to continue selling tickets past November 2.