Via Rail CEO Resigns After Three Years At The Helm

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Via Rail Canada, Cynthia Garneau, has resigned effective
immediately.

The resignation was announced by federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and comes three
years after Garneau was appointed the CEO of Via Rail in May 2019.

Alghabra said Garneau helped to modernize Via Rail and adapt its operations during the
COVID-19 pandemic.

Françoise Bertrand, the chair of Via Rail's board of directors, said in a written statement that
Martin R. Landry will act as interim CEO of Via Rail while the company looks for a new
permanent leader.

Martin Landry has served as Via Rail's chief commercial affairs officer for the last eight years.
Garneau did not say why she chose to step down at this time.