Basic Transportation Services

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)

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Gasoline prices

Convention:
2014
Policy:
That the federal and provincial governments enact regulations to ensure fair and equitable gasoline prices throughout Canada.

Number:
3
Section:
Housing

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In-car cellular 911

Convention:
2014
Policy:
That in-car cellular service providers be mandated to offer access to 911 services to customers whose vehicles are so equipped and that vehicle manufacturers be mandated to equip vehicles such that the 911 emergency services through the in-car cell phone be automatically activated in the event that the car’s air bags are deployed.

Number:
2
Section:
Housing

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Federal Equity in General Motors

Convention:
2014
Policy:
That the government of Canada reverse its decision and continue with its ownership of a significant equity in shares of General Motors to help ensure that General Motors maintains its manufacturing base in Canada, providing good paying jobs for Canadian taxpayers and ensure the pensions of the retirees who have sacrificed so much to build that profitable company.

Number:
27
Section:
Transportation

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Car tail lights

Policy number:
2014-1
Convention:
2014
Policy:
That the federal government make it mandatory that car manufacturers ensure that car tail lights are always lit.

Number:
1
Section:
Housing

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Driver Competency

Convention:
2013
Policy:
That the NPF inform governments that the study under the principal researcher Man Song Hing (which concludes that age is not a critical criteria for drivers) that the study is offensive and such areas as physical and cognitive awareness are more important.

Number:
16
Section:
Transportation

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Port Security

Convention:
2013
Policy:
That the NPF urge Transport Canada to ensure that all security personnel at our ports be properly informed about all medical devices (including ostomies) and take individuals to a private area when viewing the devices.

Number:
19
Section:
Transportation

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Passenger Rail in Canada

Convention:
2013
Policy:
That the federal government should direct VIA Rail to, at a minimum, reinstate the services recently cut; that the funding for VIA Rail should be increased dramatically to upgrade infrastructure to ensure safety and responsible environmental practices; and that the federal government study the possibility of instituting high-speed rail service across Canada.

Number:
18
Section:
Transportation

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Transportation for Rural Seniors

Convention:
2013
Policy:
That the NPF urge the Canadian government to create a task force to study and report on the lack of public transportation and its serious disadvantages to rural seniors.

Number:
17
Section:
Transportation

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