Media Advisory - VIA Rail Canada, the National Passenger Rail Service, and Minister Cannon to Announce First Major Contract of VIA's New Capital Investment Plan



    MONTREAL, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada invites the news media
to attend an important announcement impacting the future operations of
VIA Rail Canada and the Montreal manufacturing industry. The Honourable
Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and
Mr. Paul Côté, President and Chief Executive Office of VIA Rail Canada Inc.,
among others, will be present at the announcement which will be made at the
manufacturing site.
    A photo op and facility tour will take place after the announcement has
been made.

    
    What:  Announcement by VIA Rail on first major contract following Capital
           Funding

    Who:   The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,
           Infrastructure and Communities

           Mr. Paul Côté, President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail
           Canada Inc.

           Others to be announced

    When:  December 11, 2007, 9:00 AM sharp

    Where: VIA will be making arrangements for a van to transport media to
           the manufacturing site from a downtown location. Details to
           follow, as well as optional drive-direct map.
    




For further information:

For further information: and to RSVP: Roch Landriault, (514) 843-2345


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