HALIFAX, N.S. — It’ll be a Green shift of a different variety today on the campaign trail, as the Green Party unveils its platform that will call for the twinning of many rail lines to shift freight from roads to rail, according to a report in the Globe and Mail.
The platform is expected to be released today in Halifax. The environmental party wants to revamp Canada’s rail system, increasing rail capacity and taking trucks off the roads.
According to the Globe, the party would twin most rail lines and dedicate certain lanes to passenger traffic to reduce the need for air travel. Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, will travel the country by rail as part of her campaign.
It’s also expected the Green Party will recommend pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement and will suggest imposing a $50/tonne carbon tax. The Globe also reports the Green Party would raise the GST to 6%.
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