Considering that the drivers are the ones that are causing the negativity towards the service as I clearly outlined and service reductions cost the drivers their jobs but continue operating this way because they think the city would never DARE to reduce service, I don’t think you’re viewing the discussion from a good faith perspective by suggesting that it’s merely a “defund, discredit” situation. The lockout happened because the union, despite getting poor marks for service quality, wanted a 22% wage increase, whereas I thought the city was throwing good money after bad by giving them the 10% wage increase offered; you can’t reward shit performance.This sounds like a classic case of 'defund, discredit' used to undermine and destroy public services.
The solution to the 'transit is bad' is to fund transit more.
Vancouver is now seeing a virtuous cycle thanks to funding increases. Transit use is up 7% YoY with bus use leading the pack up 8%. More funding = more service, so more people use the service, which yields more service etc.
I'll take "something that never happened" for 500$, Alex.
This is like peak gutter_trash posting, it's almost satirical.
I kind of hope the Google algorithm picks up these names. lolMeet the Wealthy Toronto Elites Who Funded White Nationalist Faith Goldy’s Campaign for Mayor
It's nice to know who are behind her. Are we really surprised it's rich people?
I see the Canadian Taliban are showing their heads today.
Yurek said the following highways will be part of the pilot project starting in mid-September:
Highway 402 from London to Sarnia.
The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from St. Catharines to Hamilton.
Highway 417 from Ottawa/Gloucester to Ontario/Quebec border.
The province is also looking for a suitable highway to pilot higher speeds in Northern Ontario.
New research from doctors and engineers at the University of B.C. suggests the number of fatal crashes has doubled on highways where the speed limit has been hiked in recent years.
The study, published in the journal Sustainability, looked at crash and insurance claim data from the 1,300-kilometre stretches of highway where the speed limit was raised to 120 kilometres per hour in 2014.
It suggests the number of fatal crashes jumped by 118 per cent, injury claims with ICBC rose by 30 per cent and total insurance claims went up by 43 per cent.
Because here in Canada we follow the American model of Civilization development of lowest bidder wins. Which basically means that construction crews would get funding for and build the roads out of fucking cardboard if they were allowed to.
Doug Ford here in Ontario went into the media and straight up said they refused to cooperate with the Federal Government on Infrastructure funding unless things were on their terms. To the point that Trudeau had to call Ontario out to give them projects to put the money towards
They'll deliver, just not what we want.
Something something PR would mean the end of Canadian society, something about extremists would win seats under a PR system, something else on Trudeau wanting Ranked Ballots. Something about how it would polarize the electorate, political parties and be dangerous to canadian society. (~paraphrased out of the mouth of Trudeau from various town halls and interviews)
The committee did recommend STV! STV was one of the 3 systems they pointed out and recommended. They just recommended the Proportional -multi-person district- version of it instead of the purely ranked single-person version Trudeau wanted (IRV/AV)
That's what I meant. He wanted the one version that he thought would benefit the LPC and everything else was "dangerous".
He knows a lot of people vote Liberal bec6rbe alternatives are much worse.
They are used to win a majority government with 35% of the votes. Their campaigns are all tailored around this objective to attain. They are not ready to campaign with a STV w/ ranked ballotsystem. Demonizing your opponent can be costly as you really want your party to be the second pick in a worst case scenario. It also pushed people towards voting for the party they want and it can help split the votes on the "left".
Asking for TMX to get cancelled means this is DOA, but I guess they'll use the rejection for rhetorical and fund raising purposes.OTTAWA—NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will cut Canada’s emissions almost in half over the next decade as he tries to stake out a claim to the climate change agenda in the looming federal election.
The pledge is one contained in an NDP motion expected today in the House of Commons that will lay out eight broad strokes of the NDP’s climate change platform. The motion asks for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to declare “an environment and climate emergency” as well as pledge to cut emissions more deeply, eliminate government aid to the fossil fuel industry and cancel the planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/survey-suggests-sask-residents-want-western-canada-to-separate-1.5132270A recent survey suggests Saskatchewan residents think Western Canada would be better off if it separates from the rest of the nation.
The Environics Institute polled 5,732 people online, across all Canadian provinces and territories, from December 2018 to January 2019.
In Saskatchewan, 53 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement, "Western Canada gets so few benefits from being part of Canada that they might as well go it on their own."