A new report reveals that the federal government is effectively cutting infrastructure funding for the next years. By using previously budgeted money, the plaster over the $2 billion cut.
A one billion dollar cut per year in infrastructure funding – and a flurry of new program names for old money. Watch NDP Transport and Infrastructure Critic Olivia Chow on the 2013 budget.
The budget disappoints on job creation, healthcare and tackling gridlock. What do you think about the budget? What are your priorities? Share your views.
Job creation, especially for young Canadians, is not a priority in the budget. Likewise, the federal government shortchanges commuters MPs Chow and Cash point out in their press release.
Canadians are one step closer to achieving equality for LGBTQ individuals, thanks to the New Democrat Bill C-279. Aimed at preventing discrimination based on gender identity, the bill passed this week in the House of Commons.
With one out of five young Canadians being unemployed, it’s clear that the new federal infrastructure program has to spur job growth through training and apprenticeships. This will also tackle Canada’s skilled trades shortage.
In the new budget, the federal government needs to get serious about public transit. We can’t let them get off the hook.
Last year’s round of cuts at VIA Rail hurt families across southern Ontario. With new cuts on the horizon, the situation for passenger rail connections looks even bleaker, the Star reports.
Did you know that Canadians air travellers enjoy more rights in Europe than they do in Canada? Read the backgrounder on passenger rights.
JACK is a touching movie that tells Jack Layton’s story of love, hope and optimism. Olivia Chow and the Layton family attended the Toronto pre-screening of the CBC movie.
The Toronto Star writes about the upcoming CBC drama JACK, the story of Jack Layton and Olivia Chow. The film will air on Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m.
Cultural institutions serve vital roles for the vibrancy and economy of local communities. Proper funding and innovative thinking is needed to engage residents and tourists.
The federal government is set to cut VIA Rail’s funding by 62% – a move that will hurt Canadian families and business travellers. MP Olivia Chow and MP Mike Sullivan spoke out against the cuts.
In an open letter to Minister Lebel, NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow deplores how Canadian airlines are given free range to replace Canadian pilots with cheaper seasonal pilots from abroad.