Andrew Cash
MP for Davenport

Diesel Trains

Andrew’s Letter to Minister Raitt regarding Rail Safety in Davenport

on April 8, 2014

Last summer, Andrew joined Davenport residents for walkabout of the CP rail line that runs through Davenport. He heard concerns about the deteriorated state of tracks and sent a letter to Minister Raitt regarding this issue. Please find it below: Dear Minister Raitt, Canadians deserve to live in safe neighbourhoods. And part of that means [...]

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Diesel exhaust as cancerous as asbestos, says World Health Organization

on June 13, 2012

By: Kate Kelland, Reuters LONDON- Diesel engine exhaust fumes can cause cancer in humans and belong in the same potentially deadly category as asbestos, arsenic and mustard gas, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday. In an announcement that caused consternation among car and truck makers, the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), [...]

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Check out the Clean Trains Documentary!

on May 30, 2012

Residents in Davenport and West Toronto are concerned about the Provincial Government’s plan to run dirty diesel trains through their communities from Union Station to Pearson Airport. On April 28, 2012, Andrew Cash, Member of Parliament for Davenport, and Jonah Schein, Member of Provincial Parliament for Davenport, hosted the Clean Trains Festival. Hundreds of Toronto [...]

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Residents Speak Out Against Diesel Trains

on May 7, 2012

Residents of Davenport and other areas around the Air-Rail Link tell Premier Dalton McGunity what they think of the plan to run dirty diesel trains through their neighbourhoods. Produced by Wildrun Productions (

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Clean Trains Now! Busting Myths, Facing Facts

on April 30, 2012

I’d like to thank everybody who came out on Saturday afternoon to the Clean Trains Festival organized my Jonah and I. It was a huge success! We had over 600 come out to show Dalton McGuinty that we want Clean Trains Now! Jonah will be introducing a Private Member’s Bill in the Ontario Legislature this [...]

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Diesel train robbery – NOW Magazine – April 25, 2012

on April 25, 2012

Do Libs really think we’ll buy their billion-dollar white elephant because one day, maybe, they’ll switch to electric? By Andrew Cash One of the most insulting assumptions a government can make is that voters are either too dumb to know they’re being conned or too lazy to get engaged. Lately, this strategy hasn’t worked so [...]

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Statement on Diesel

on November 16, 2011

In the case of the air-rail link being built from Pearson airport to Union Station, the very folks who through their taxes are helping to pay for this service have to live through the disruptions of it being built, and have to live with the health consequences of the decisions of the Ontario Liberal government, with money from the federal Conservative government, to use diesel trains instead of electric trains.

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Andrew asks a question on the Airport Rail Link – November 1, 2011

on November 1, 2011

Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Toronto families are worried about the dirty diesel train that will soon connect to Pearson airport. While governments around the world invest in the future with cleaner electric trains, the government is leaving our biggest city in the past. Millions of travellers pass through Pearson airport every year. [...]

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