Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Non-unionize employees are safer?

I would like to know what screening methods unions use other than police checks. 

His comment about losing control of who enters the property was kind of funny.  strangers ride the subway every day.  there are no security scans.  anyone could bring whatever in.  a simple piece of paper on the tracks could cause chaos. 

The ttc even advertises the paper cup issue in the ttc cars.

I am sure if there are special procedures for scanning then it could be listed in their contract and if not done ttc could sue them and get out of the contract. 

I look forward to comments.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Kill the escarpment highway? If so, what are the alternatives

There is a campaign to kill the escarpment highway.  The conduit to get people from outlying areas to work.
Part of the highway project is to get people from the Niagara Region into places like Kitchener/Waterloo and Guelph which currently you must rely heavily on Highway 6.  For those who have taken that commute, its really slow.  Lots of wasted fuel which is also bad for the environment.

Yes cancelling the highway helps the environment but what is the alternative?  One alternative is building an efficient transit system between Waterloo, Guelph and the Niagara Region.  It took 10 years to get the trains running on weekends only during the summer between Toronto and Niagara Falls.  How many decades to get the trains to Waterloo or Guelph.

Check out the video and blog post on Rick Goldring's Blog for details.

Please comment on his blog and let him know about your concerns on the alternatives to a mega-highway.