Comment 43622

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted July 18, 2010 at 21:22:37

Don't worry 'bout the whole Gulf Stream thing. It probably won't last anyway;)

And while Europe has a lot of natural advantages, there's a lot they do - small cars, cycling, high-density housing, cheap/free education etc - that we can learn from. I recognize that there are some very serious infrastructural hurdles - that's the problem. If there was a big switch in your basement which could reset your lifestyle to European levels, I'd be telling you about it, believe me.

The infrastructural hurdles are exactly what we need to tackle. We can gripe all we like about Canada's trouble with train service, but we can't even get full-day GO service into Hamilton. We have a city of half a million people, and while Burlington mertis three full-time stops, the whole thing just halts at our border. And while a stop or two more along the line in Oakville or Missisagua may take some of the load off the 403 at rush hour, cutting Hamilton's commuter traffic would lighten the load all the way to Toronto. If you want to see why our country is so far behind, you don't need to look far.

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