Canadians should no longer accept the absence of a national transportation strategy. It is time to build one and build one doing some of the heavy lifting to avoid climate catastrophe.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured recently on the Hill. Most of the infrastructure dollars in federal spending has been focused on inner-city public transit. Those dollars are very welcome—and more is needed to ensure urban dwellers can commute without using a personal vehicle, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
We are in a climate emergency. The debate is no longer about how we can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is: how do we eliminate all emissions as quickly as possible?
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'