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    Electric Vehicles are set to take off…so why is Trudeau still pushing pipelines?

    Electric vehicle sales are set to explode - thanks to massive investment from car makers and new regs - which will keep driving down demand for oil. So why is the Trudeau govt still pushing pipelines?


    Suzuki- Volkswagen cheated climate, people's health

    Suzuki: Volkswagen cheated climate, people’s health

    Volkswagen's cheating on vehicle emissions dumped a million extra tonnes of pollution a year into the air and made more people sick, says David Suzuki - the latest wake-up call about the dangers of car culture.



    Canada should put the brakes on misleading, ineffective fuel economy standards

    Canadian fuel economy standards mislead consumers and don't effectively tackle GHGs. It's we shift to a better system, says Will Dubitsky.


    Why Rafe Mair is begrudgingly voting Yes in Transit Plebiscite

    Why Rafe Mair is begrudgingly voting “Yes” in Transit Plebiscite

    Despite big misgivings about the way public transit has been managed to date, Rafe Mair is holding his nose and voting "Yes" in Transit Plebiscite. Here's why...



    Cities, Transit get too small a piece of tax dollar pie

    Cities, Transit get too small a piece of tax dollar pie

    With only 8% of tax dollars flowing to cities, important services like public transit often don't receive the resources they need, says David Suzuki.


    Public-Private Partnerships a bad deal for BC- Finance Ministry report

    Public-Private Partnerships a bad deal for BC: Finance Ministry report

    From conflicts of interest to dubious practices and increased taxpayer costs, a surprising report by the BC Finance Ministry criticizes the government's public-private-partnership program.



    Metro's congestion tax referendum is on the wrong track

    Metro’s congestion tax referendum is on the wrong track: Opinion

    Metro Vancouver's transportation referendum is on the wrong track, says one group advocating for light rail over costly, ineffective SkyTrains.


    Ontario squanders extra $8 Billion on public private partnership infrastructure- A-G

    Ontario squanders extra $8 Billion on public private partnership infrastructure: A-G

    Public private partnerships have cost Ontario taxpayers $8 Billion more than publicly-funded infrastructure projects would have, says the Auditor-General.



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    Damaged container ship undergoes repairs to hull at Vancouver port

    The container ship "CMA CGM Attila" that struck the dock at Vancouver's Centerm container facility Wednesday remains moored there while it undergoes repairs to its damaged hull.


    Large container ship strikes Vancouver dock- Attila

    Large container ship ‘Attila’ strikes Vancouver dock

    The Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident this morning at Vancouver's Centerm port - where the large container ship CMA GCM Attila struck the dock.