18.10.1 BASIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

WHEREAS the recent Greyhound cancellations would create a massive gap in transit services and leave many communities stranded, and

WHEREAS Canadians who rely on bus services as their sole means of transportation will be cut off from employment, health care, and

other critical public services, as well as education, and family; and

WHEREAS this also poses a very grave risk to public safety, forcing many in remote and Indigenous communities to turn to less safe modes of transportation, and

WHEREAS Canadians have only to look to the Highway of Tears to realize the horrific effects of precarious modes of transportation,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation (NPF) call upon the Federal Government to ensure communities across Canada have access to basic transportation services and immediately act to develop a federal funding plan that will stop the cancellation of several crucial bus routes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwestern Ontario and rural British Columbia.

Submitted by B C Forum (B C Federation of Retired Union Members)