Fare-free transit and sensible liquor laws among policy initiatives passed by Greens | Green Party of Manitoba: "Fare-free transit and sensible liquor laws among policy initiatives passed by Greens"
A Fare-free transit policy for all urban centres in Manitoba passed with unanimous support at the Green Party of Manitoba's Special General Meeting held this past weekend in Winnipeg.
A round trip on the bus in Winnipeg is nearly $5.
“That is $5 which will be spent in the local economy. This policy is good for Manitobans and it's good for business,” said James Beddome, Leader of the Green Party of Manitoba.
“At this moment, the City of Winnipeg and province are planning on spending $10 million on new fare collecting equipment – let's invest that money in better service for everyone who uses the road,” added Beddome.
The GPM also adopted policy to modernize outdated and onerous liquor laws to permit market freedom to independent liquor merchants and reduce over-regulation of the hospitality industry, among other polices.
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