The demand was enough for multiple daily flights from Ed-Saskatoon on westjet. I could see that being picked up entirely by a good rail service.It is likely too small, and the demand too diffuse (Edmonton, Calgary, & Saskatoon), and too far away from Calgary and Edmonton.
Calgary and Edmonton we should hopefully start hearing things publicly soonish. An unsolicited private proposal is in the works and the province finally has a framework to deal with those types of proposals instead of needing to drag the province along and build exceptions to processes at every step previously.
and while I am certainly excited to know more about this private proposal, I am tired of being mired in the idea that it absolutely needs an economic case. The government historically can be used to create transformative infrastructure pieces with no certain economic case. The economic case can grow as a result of the initial infrastructure investment. We are entering a period where I think we need to decouple talk of infrastructure spending from pure economic case today.