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CARS Government Initiatives

Recently, the Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) released its first draft of the new National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-192.3 entitled “Transportation of Dangerous...

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“Rail service key economic cog: Candidates”

“It was train advocates who wanted answers from federal candidates Thursday at a Chamber of Commerce..” For full article please click here

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“Democrats warm to Trump’s revised NAFTA trade deal after Mexico pledges labor reforms”

“One of the remaining obstacles to passing a new North American trade agreement could soon be cleared after Mexico promised top...” For full article please click here

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"Where the party leaders are on Day 31 of the federal election campaign"

"Here's what you need to know about where the leaders of Canada's political parties are on Day 31 of the election campaign..." For full article please click here

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"Conservatives promise funding for 2 major transit projects in GTA"

"Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he would fund two major public transit projects to ease congestion and cut commuting times in the Greater Toronto Area..." For full...

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"Election 2019: How Toronto’s transit priorities collide with the federal parties"

"Transit funding is one of the biggest federal election issues identified by the majority of Toronto city councillors, but there are many questions remaining over how much...

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"Complicated web leaves future of short-line rail unknown"

"Regulations are in place that prevents federally regulated rail lines from just ceasing operations..." For full article please click here

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"Scheer decries Trump protectionism, Trudeau deficits at transit announcement"

"Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer blamed rising protectionism around the world — including the approach of the Trump administration — for creating the...

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"Rex Murphy: That wasn't a debate. Nor was it national. It was tokenism, and feeble at that"

"From the perspective of simple utility, how it assisted voters to make up their minds, Monday night’s exhibition — the so-called debate — was a waste of time. .." For...

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"William Robson: Canada knows what smart fiscal policy looks like. We should not be doubling down on dumb"

"For Canadians concerned about national finances, the 2019 federal election campaign has been a double whammy..." For full article please click here

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"Ottawa ushers in new commuter era with compliments, complaints"

"OC Transpo officials expressed satisfaction Monday as the future of commuting in Ottawa began with little sign of the chaos and confusion..." For full article please click...

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"Trudeau, Ford and the complicated politics of transit in Toronto"

"Toronto's subway system runs at or over capacity for at least 90 minutes during the morning rush..." For full article please click here