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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Make politicians ride #publictransit while they decide what to do

Subways saga continues | Toronto Star: "I have a solution to this ongoing problem of hot-air. Withdraw the driver’s licenses and impound the cars of every member of the family of each councillor and force them to travel by public transit until we extend the existing TTC system.
No ifs ands or buts.

Chris Greaves, Toronto"

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Time to reject Thatcherism and develop social trust

Why Canadians have no time for politics | Toronto Star: "Contrary to the Margaret Thatcher view of the world, we are or at least can be more than isolated, atomized individuals fiercely pursuing our self-interest. We live in relationships with others, we live in society, and the strength of those relationships and our fellow feeling matters profoundly. High trust societies work; they have less crime and corruption, more effective governments, and stronger economies."

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reasons to support public transit even if you never plan to ride

LTC Bus People | Transit Champions: "Whenever the subject of supporting transit arises it seems people are quick to say, “I don’t use transit so why should I have to support it?” Here are just a few reasons transit should be important to everyone:

1. Reduced Traffic – As people make the decision to take public transit, there will be less drivers clogging up the road and making you feel like you are in the opening scene to “Office Space”. A great transit system makes that decision even easier and so even if you don’t get on board, others making that choice could make your commute easier."

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

#Climatechange is disrupting the hydrologic cycle. Still want more cars?

Toronto floods leave power system 'hanging by a thread' - Toronto - CBC News: "Utility crews scrambling to restore power to tens of thousands of Toronto residents after last night's record-breaking storm were dealt a big setback on Tuesday afternoon when a supply problem led to 50,000 more customers losing their power."

Monday, July 8, 2013

The solution to traffic congestion is #publictransit, not more roads

Peter Milczyn Liberal Candidate Etobicoke-Lakeshore: "Through the Gas Tax Program, which provides municipalities with two cents per litre of provincial gas tax revenues improve their public transit systems, the government will invest over $163 million to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), helping improve transit services for Etobicoke–Lakeshore residents and reduce congestion in the Greater Toronto Area."

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mohawk College joins movement ‘growing' across North America

Barry Gray,The Hamilton Spectator
Old McDonald alive and well in the city: "More than 50 locations across the city are home to some form of sustainable farming, and it's creeping into school yards, churches and neighbourhood properties. Here's the good news: you don't need to be a farmer."