Make More Canada 150 Via Rail Youth Passes Available (please)

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On the evening of March 28th, VIA Rail announced a $150 youth pass for the month of July in honour of Canada's 150th birthday in July. What an amazing opportunity, right? Thousands of young Canadians agreed and almost immediately the VIA Rail website was overwhelmed by traffic causing it to crash for a large portion of the day. Later, VIA Rail announced that the maximum number of passes sold would be capped at 1,867 (in reference to Canada's year of confederation). Very few people knew about this change and by 12:18am March 30th, all passes were sold.

There are over 4 million youth between the ages of 12-25 in Canada. Currently, less than 0.05% of Canadian youth will be able to take advantage of this pass.

Please sign this petition if you think Via Rail should find a way to allow more youth to travel Canada for $150 this summer. Perhaps a contest for 150 more passes? One for every year since our confederation?

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