Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Public transit is the solution to traffic problems

NPD du Canada: "“We must do something to reduce traffic, and public transit is the logical response to an economic and environmental problem,” said Stéphane Moraille, the NDP’s candidate in Bourassa. “It’s not normal that a worker in Bourassa who lives in downtown Montreal has to spend more than an hour in transit to get to work.”"

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Projet Montreal - call for #freetransit was a big electoral success : "Another key plank that should be highlighted in Projet Montreal’s election platform is the call for free public transportation.  During the municipal election in 2009, in Plateau-Mont-Royal, the local campaign went further than the central campaign wished. Rumours circulated that activists had been told by the Projet Montreal head office not to bring up the demand for free public transportation, although it is in the party program. In Plateau-Mont-Royal, the campaign centred on this demand, even going so far as to distribute fliers shaped like metro passes that advertised it to every home in the borough. The result is undeniable proof that promises that have a real effect on the living conditions of workers are effective. Projet Montreal captured every single borough council seat, every single city council seat, and the borough mayoralty in the Plateau. The major part of the party’s gains in the election came precisely from Plateau-Mont-Royal and their platform of free public transportation. And, all of this has to be put into the context that prior to the election, Projet Montreal only held one seat across the island of Montreal."

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Study finds need for public transportation in Victoria County

Cape Breton Post: "The report studied public transit options as part of the Victoria County Age Friendly Advisory Committee, a group looking into healthy active aging aspects in the county.

Accessible transportation was identified as a concern for many area residents."

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Friday, October 18, 2013

RCMP had own cars burned by collaborator at #elsipogtog

Have you noticed there seems to be little interest by the RCMP and the corporate media to investigate how a military operation facing unarmed people could leave five vehicles unattended long enough for someone to set all five on fire and get away completely? With all that military technology? You may rest assured that one of two things will happen. A "perpetrator" will be found who will profess support for the indigenous cause, or no one will be "found" and the incident will be forgotten, the photos having served their purpose of providing and excuse to use violence.

Most likely the collaborator was someone who has been associated with #idlenomore and is in trouble with the law like this person: you can read more about him here and here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rexton, N.B., Courageous opposition to #fracking "The protesters are trying to stop shale gas exploration in Kent County N.B., and remain in place despite a heavy police presence."