Via Rail Offers New Citizens 50% Off
Gatineau: Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney recently launched the newest audio version of the popular citizenship study guide, Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. The guide, uses the voice of several high profile Canadians, including TV journalist Ian Hanomansing.
“For Canadian citizenship to be meaningful, we need to share a common understanding of our rights and responsibilities, our history and our values,” said Minister Kenney. “Thanks to the newest Discover Canada audio guide – and the prominent Canadians who have helped bring the story of Canada to life – the importance of citizenship is now accessible to more people.”
He also brought attention to an unique offer from Via Rail for new Canadians. Called the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s Cultural Access Pass (CAP), all new Canadian citizens who are participants in the CAP program will be offered a one-time 50% discount off the lowest available fare (one way or round trip, in any class, no blackout periods) on VIA Rail. The offer is also extended to up to four of their minor dependent children.
“Our government is proud of this new offer from VIA, and together we invite Canada’s newest citizens to live a Canadian experience,” said Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport). “These reduced fares give new Canadian citizens another way of traveling to the sights in the country they have chosen to make their home.”
The CAP program provides new Canadian citizens and their children with a year of free access to more than 1,000 Canadian attractions from museums and historic sites to national and provincial parks to help citizens explore the country.
“Our collaboration with VIA Rail is a dream come true to someone like me who was once a new Canadian wishing to discover a new country,” said Adrienne Clarkson, Institute for Canadian Citizenship Co-Founder and Co-Chair. Madame Clarkson is also one of the voices on the new Discover Canada audio guide.
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