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Transportation

Transportation


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

Positions


[+] 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