A Rigged Debate

By Ryan McGreal
Published March 07, 2006

Ontario Minister of Transportation Harinder Takhar has re-opened the debate on whether the province should allow multi-truck rigs on provincial highways.

It turns out there are already highways that allow multi-truck trailers, and they've been hauling freight cars efficiently and safely for over a centruy. They're called railways, and our politicians would spend their time more wisely figuring out how to take full advantage of them before oil gets so expensive that Canada's industrial heartland can no longer afford to transport goods.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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