Nova Scotia has made some impressive strides towards adopting more renewable energy. Less than a decade ago, fossil fuels produced 85% of their electricity. Now they are obtaining 24% from renewables. By 2040, Nova intends to transform itself from carbon Junkie to a Green Powerhouse.
If the latest Ipsos Poll is any indication, it is easy to see why Prime Minister Stephen Harper does not want Elizabeth May to take part in another debate. The only parties to make any gains were the Liberals and Greens, though most polls show the NDP leading in a three way race.
The average Toronto resident uses rapid transit 133 times a year. That’s much higher than Calgary (74) or Vancouver (52), yet these two cities have spent more developing their infrastructure during the past two decades. The most accessible transit system is in Montreal, which is within a 15 minute walk for 37% of the population. These are a few of the facts in the Pembina Institute’s new report “Fast Cities: Comparing transit across Canada.”