Open Letter on Davenport Diamond “Super Bridge” Project

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Hi folks, I’ve released an open letter to the community regarding the Metrolinx Davenport Diamond super bridge project. I invite you to read it below: There is no question that we must build much more public transit in our city; transit that is affordable, clean and accessible. For too long…

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Letter to Transport Canada About the Davenport Diamond Project

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In light of the ongoing concern from local residents about Metrolinx’s Davenport Diamond super bridge project, today I wrote to the federal Minister of Transportation, Lisa Raitt, to inquire as to the extent of the federal government’s involvement in this process. You’ll find the letter below. I will publish her…

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Update on NDP Campaign to Electrify UP Express

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Statement from Andrew Cash, NDP MP for Davenport, February 24 2015: You may have seen article in the Toronto Star today declaring the provincial Liberal government has cleared the way for the electrification of the Union-Pearson Express (UPX) train to the airport by removing an environmental assessment from Hydro One.…

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Statement on the Electrification of the Union-Pearson Express

In the lead up to the Metrolinx meeting on Thursday, December 11 where they will be announcing the timeline for electrification and the fares on the Union-Pearson Express, I had the honour to rise in the House of Commons today to reiterate our community’s priority for immediate electrification of this…

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Take action now for clean, affordable trains!

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For more than 4 years now I have been working alongside activists and residents to fight for clean electric trains along the Union-Pearson line. The proposed Union-Pearson train service could offer an alternative to Toronto’s congested public transit system and roads. But only if the service is affordable and electrified.…

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

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.…

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Op-Ed: UP Express: Diesel trains and missed opportunities

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By Andrew Cash and Jonah Schein Build it right the first time. This has been a mantra for those of us working to pressure the Liberal government at Queen’s Park to reverse its decision to build the UP Expressusing diesel instead of electric trains. This isn’t some kind of NIMBY…

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Happy New Year Davenport!

Happy New Year Davenport! It is an honour to serve you as your Member of Parliament and your voice in Ottawa. This past year I focused on the issues you have told me are important: standing up for the rights of seniors; fighting for fairness for the part-time, self-employed, freelance…

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Diesel exhaust as cancerous as asbestos, says World Health Organization

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…

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