Well, apparently I have to give up the notion that everything is better in the Dominion of the North.
Being aboard a grossly late train is a Purgatory we all endure from time to time, but your experience sounds especially frustrating and unnecessary. My sympathies to you and all VIA LD passengers.
Unless I have to be some whereat a specific time or make connections, I find a really late train as a bonus. I was on auto train which ran about7 hours late. We saw parts of the route during day light hours, that you never see on the star or meoter. Just me though.