Canada’s latest High Speed Rail Study  – The EcoTrain – was spoofed by the CBC’s, Rick Mercer . He skewers Canada’s penchant for producing HSR studies, as opposed to actually building an HSR system. According to Mercer, Canada has become the “world leader” in HSR reports, which can be judged by the quality of their paper stock and binding style. Unfortunately, there is more than a grain of truth in Mercer’s commentary. Even with the latest HSR study, there doesn’t seem to be much chance of Canada joining the growing list of countries actually building and operating HSR systems.