Transportation is a an issue that falls in the jurisdiction of all three levels of government. Traditionally governments created transportation infrastructure as a public good, and a key to economic development. Collectively, Canadian governments tax about 15 billion per year in transportation levies and spend about 20 million. In Canada, both the provincial and federal government levy a gas tax on fuel purchases. The Government of Canada operates roads and bridges, airports, harbour/ports and marine navigational and rescue services Coast Guard. It also provides modal safety, security and policy services.

[+] Transportation spending by jurisdiction

[+] Transportation and Trade with the US

air transport rail transport inter city transport intra city transport marine transport intermodal transport border crossing
pollution commute time gridlock Transport Canada VIA Rail


[+] Fix jurisdictional issues by matching transportation revenues to transportation spending.

[+] Restructure Canada's transportation methods to reduce emissions for better air and health quality.

[+] Transportation based on fossil fuel is too costly for the environment; for human health; and for international relations. We need alternatives

[+] Replace roads with mass transit and walkable communities

[+] Allow municipalities to levy taxes in way that supports

sources and resources

Transport in Canada, 2004 - Transport Canada
Federal Transportation Spending and Revenues - Statscan
Who has the bucks and Who does the Spending? - Fraser Institute
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
International Air Transport Association
Canadian Auto Workers Union-largest union group in this sector
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association