Wednesday, March 22, 2017

O Inglorious Justin: Bad Bit In New Budget!!!

This one is a personal kick in the nads for both the wife and I, as we prefer to take the buses in and out of Scarborough on work-days rather than upgrade our car insurance.  If the Star is right, then going on with the status quo will cost me an extra $264 a year.  I have always kept the car for weekend shopping and the odd vacation, but that might literally have to change if this measure goes through. So maybe one more car on the road 7 days a week, and Mother Gaia has to go fuck herself.   Not very green, Justin.

Also, not very terribly gender-based, as women make up 57% of the TTC's ridership. The nannies that get bused in and out of  rich-folks neighborhoods will be crying tonight.  But I guess they're the wrong type of women, or at least not the type this budget is concerned with.

 I know almost nothing else about what's in it, but that one measure left a bad smell in this TTCentric, greeny-weeny household.

Who's the new guy for the NDP again?


jrkrideau said...

I must say I thought it was a really stupid move. Hit, in many cases, the poor and discourage others from regular transit use.

This is not what I'd call a possitive move for fighting climate change or even traffic congestion.

jrkrideau said...

I have always kept the car for weekend shopping and the odd vacation

Would it not be more practical to join a car club for weekend shopping and just rent for a vacation?

bigcitylib said...


Thought of that. Zipcar might work too, but they're just now creeping East into the T.O. suburbs.