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Election 2019: Building better lives through better transit

AUGUST 21, 2019 -- ATU Canada is proud to stand with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in advocating for better transit. The Public Transit Platform, released Wednesday, echoes the message that is central to ATU Canada’s National Transit Strategy: the federal government must invest in a permanent federal funding mechanism to grow transit infrastructure and support transit operation.

HAMILTON, JULY 10, 2019 -- ATU Canada President John Di Nino is calling for reform after a vicious assault on a GO Transit bus operator in Hamilton.

TORONTO, JUNE 4, 2019—The Getting Ontario Moving Act was passed in the Ontario legislature today and the President of the Amalgamated Transit Union says

Since the Saskatchewan Transportation Company and Greyhound have shut down intercity transit service in Western Canada, access to mobility, freedom, community, family, health care, and other public services are at risk for millions of people across Canada.   Without adequate public transportation, the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will only get worse.   Without rapid expansion of public transit, we cannot reduce our carbon emissions to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.   The private market has not and will not adequately replace these intercity transit services.    We need a public option.   We demand the establishment of a national public intercity transit service as part of a Green New Deal for social, economic and environmental justice and tangible reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.  Pledge your support today! 

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As the Canadian Federal Election looms, voters are juggling their list of personal priorities and weighing party platforms to decide how to vote.

The ATU Canada Inclusivity Survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ATUinclusion) is open to all members of ATU Canada, and participation is encouraged. All answers will be strictly confidential, unless otherwise discussed. Please spread widely in your unions.

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