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An Impact Assessment will help determine the proposed route HFR will travel, and identify how Canada’s new railway could affect the social, cultural, economic, built and natural environments.

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Through this procurement process, the Government of Canada will seek a private partner to take an innovative and collaborative approach for the engineering design and development of HFR.

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The HFR team is composed of accomplished and experienced professionals who aim to make this transformative project a reality.

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We welcome the three founding board members to the newly established VIA HFR.

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HFR is gathering momentum. The Request for Qualifications launched February 17, 2023.

A rocky body of water with forests all around.

The HFR Team is committed to the preservation and protection of the environment, as we work to build a reliable, safe, sustainable and accessible HFR system for Canadians.

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The Request for Expressions of Interest supported the procurement phase for HFR and sought advice and views from the industry.

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The HFR Team is committed to meaningful dialogue and consultation founded on the key principles of fairness and transparency. We will include Indigenous Peoples at every step in the project in an open and flexible way.

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