Most Canadian transit agencies still have little experience in partnering with local utilities to deploy innovation projects or deliver on systems electrification.
Governor General Julie Payette, pictured Sept. 23, as she delivers the feds' Throne Speech, which commits to exceeding Canada’s 2030 climate goal and to legislating the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Screen capture via ParlVu
The recent Throne Speech mapped out a vision for Canada as a 21st-century nation: one that prizes gender equity, a green economy, and puts stock in the value of public transit.
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CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.