Why does the infrastructure minister continue to tolerate third world conditions in first nations communities?
Why does the minister continue to allow these faulty, unsafe helicopters in the air? Why is the minister ignoring the safety of Canadians?
The families of cyclists and pedestrians killed in truck collisions joined me this morning to call on the minister to mandate side-guards.How many more preventable deaths will it take for the government to act?
November 28, 2011 Today in Toronto, the loved ones of cyclists and pedestrians who have lost their lives in truck collisions gathered today to urge Transport Minister Lebel to mandate safer roads by legislating compulsory side guards on heavy trucks. The group spoke in favour of Olivia Chow’s Bill C-344 – The Cyclists-Pedestrian Protection Act. The family [..]
The loved ones of cyclists and pedestrians who have lost their lives in truck collisions gathered today to urge Transport Minister Denis Lebel to mandate compulsory side guards on heavy trucks.The family members and friends joined together to create http://www.safetrucks.ca/.
November 23, 2011 Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP): Mr. Speaker, while the Conservatives are cutting back on public airline safety and security, they are blowing $5 million a year on private jets that mostly sit empty. The government pays pilots to fly planes around empty just to keep up their licences. This is a new [..]
The government has in it’s possession 9 Challenger jets. This fleet of 9 sits un-used on tarmacs or flies around passenger-less, at a cost of 5 MILLION dollars a year. CBC spoke to Olivia about this misuse of money, and the mishandling of priorities by Transport Canada.
Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP): Mr. Speaker, every year, Canadian cyclists and pedestrians die needlessly when they are sucked under the back wheels of large trucks. Twenty-five years ago in Europe, truck side guards were made mandatory. As a result, cyclists’ deaths in Britain were cut by 61%. Having side guards may have saved the [..]
Our citizens deserve a Federal Government that takes action and protects the lives of pedestrians and cyclists. Now is the time to stop the tragic loss of lives on our roads. All it takes is political will.
Can the minister tell this House who will own the bridge? Does he even know how much these tolls will cost? Will the government have any say? Or will the new bridge become a cash cow for some private company?
September 21, 2011 Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP): Mr. Speaker, whether it is the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto or Montreal’s Champlain Bridge, Canada’s major infrastructure is crumbling, leaving too many Canadians with a white-knuckle drive to work. At the same time, the IMF said today it predicts Canada’s unemployment rate is going to rise above [..]