Pan-Canadian Perspectives: Regulating car-sharing in Regina

Editor’s Note: This week, the PPGR is publishing commentary articles from public policy and public administration students at universities across Canada. This Pan-Canadian Perspectives series is meant to highlight voices from coast to coast, addressing diverse issues of local and national importance. This article, from Anna Lozhkina at the University of Regina, considers how city…

Does Canada Want an Arctic Future?

The Arctic is yet again in the international spotlight due to the voyage of the Xuelong, a Chinese government icebreaker. The Xuelong, which is currently on an official scientific research mission, was recently reported by Chinese state-run media to be collecting data on the viability of Canada’s northern waters for international trade. Though this action…

A Commuter’s Dream? – October 4, 2017

Good morning subscribers! This week, the Morning Brief will focus on a topic that is near and dear to many of us – the daily commute. Whether you drive, take public transit, or cycle, you probably have an opinion on what could make that dreaded trip easier, cheaper, and of course, faster. Unless you’re really…

Why is London banning Uber?

Caleb Holden On September 22nd, Greater London’s municipal transport authority, Transport for London (TfL), announced that it would not renew Uber’s five-year operating licence beyond its September 30th expiration date, highlighting the ride-sharing company’s “lack of corporate responsibility” as an important factor in their decision. Should the decision stand, it will have a major impact…

Keep Calm and Cycle On: the case for cycling infrastructure

Emily Wong In early August, Bike Share Toronto announced the addition of 70 new bike stations to its network. This expansion, supported by funding from the City of Toronto as well as from the provincial and federal governments, is a commendable move towards the effective implementation of cycling policies. Encouraging more active transportation is good…

Metrolinx Weekend GO Expansion Off to a Good Start

Weekend ridership jumps after weekend service is introduced to the Barrie line.  But is it enough? Marvin JS Ferrer Metrolinx is engaged in a long-term dramatic expansion of weekday and weekend GO train service in the Greater Toronto Area.  In a promising start, at the beginning of 2017 Metrolinx introduced weekend Barrie GO train service,…