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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Toronto: subway was always a hoax. #topoli

This was the plan all along. To kill Transit City with a big subway plan and then cancel it. The oil trolls have succeeded in achieving delay, confusion, and doubt.
Federal money for Scarborough subway may not come, Murray warns - Toronto - CBC News: "Mayor Rob Ford prefers the subway option for Scarborough but has said that without federal money, the project is dead."

Friday, August 23, 2013

Public transit: Fix it, fund it and expand it | Toronto Star

Public transit: Fix it, fund it and expand it | Toronto Star: "Labour wants a transit system that is accountable to the public and run solely in the interest of the public. We continue to oppose the model of public-private partnerships (P3s) to build and maintain the new transit lines, and the fact that large international consortiums are invited to bid on these projects. Every public dollar should go toward creating jobs within local communities, not to generate some profit line reported in another country. The province and Metrolinx should commit to ensure that engineering and design work for these projects is not off-shored, and that all such projects provide good union jobs for the next generation."

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fund #publictransit instead of providing corporate tax breaks - #onpoli

NDP vow to block Liberal attempts to raise taxes or tolls to fund public transit | CP24.com: "Horwath agrees there's a need to fund public transit improvements, but says the Liberals should find the money by dropping plans for corporate tax breaks instead of looking to raise taxes."

Friday, August 2, 2013

TransCanada ramps up East Coast pipeline as Keystone stalls

Reuters: "(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp announced plans on Thursday for Canada's largest pipeline, a 2,700-mile, $12 billion line to ship crude from the oil sands of Western Canada to the Atlantic, as its U.S.-bound Keystone XL project stalls in Washington."

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