Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jumped on buying an aging, climate-destroying pipeline, but has shrugged and shown no interest in using taxpayer dollars to create a Canadian-owned automaker.
Instead of fearing a populist backlash for supporting tolls, progressive need to recognize their strategic interest in promoting pedestrian, bike and mass transit scale urban spaces
Structuring transport and urban landscapes around the private auto entrenches class and wealth divisions and negatively impacts poor people.
As auto interests have pocketed stupendous profits over the past century they've also pushed to socialize huge amounts of urban land.
Despite issues with Toronto's proposed road tolls, they're still the best way to upend our dependence on individually owned automobiles.
Unifor opened formal contract talks with General Motors this afternoon, in what could be the most important round of auto talks in a generation. Stay informed, take action, and support #autotalks16.
Steelworkers are growing increasingly concerned that U.S. Steel will shut down Canadian operations, costing workers their pensions and benefits.
There is little conceivable upside to Canada's auto industry in this trade deal. The TPP as currently written would eventually stimulate a significant offshoring of North American auto production.
Over 120,000 Canadians are directly employed by the automotive industry. Tens of thousands more are employed in related industries.
Export Development Canada claims it will help us capture a few more crumbs from the auto industry's southward migration. Its convoluted logic highlights the contradictions of Canada's whole approach.