Via Rail to lay off 1000 workers

Via Rail will be temporarily laying off a thousand workers and the south shore’s RTL transit commission will be cutting services and beginning layoffs in September.

The feds just brought in their biggest ever deficit at $343 billion. CERB is costing $73B and the emergency wage subsidy $82B according to the numbers here. Comparisons are made to both the Great Depression and the cost of World War II.