Tim Bousquet's story on the megaport presents a number of statements with no backup support whatsoever. It claims that land transportation is more expensive than having a container ship at sea an extra two or three days. Is land transportation by rail really more expensive than the costs of sailing the extra day or two? If so where is the evidence to back up the claim? Is it true that the top priority of shipping companies is to get as close as possible to their destination, as opposed to cutting down on sailing time? On what information does Bousquet rely for this claim? Bousquet casts aspersions on Professor Mary Brooks by suggesting that her articles on this subject lack "peer review". If Tim Bousquet studied under Professor Brooks he would know that there are several shipping cost models from which to choose from. In some cases the buyer assumes responsibility for overland transportation fees; in other cases it is the seller. Tim Bousquet should show evidence to support the statements that are made in this article; if he is not prepared to do so his article should appear as an opinion piece
Hmm. so according to the poster above, wheelchairs shouldn't be accommodated because they require a couple of seat spaces. He says he has never seen a wheelchair on a bus. If wheelchairs are never on buses, what is his beef really about? Persons using wheelchairs have just as much right to use public transit as the next person. If he thinks people using wheelchairs get special favours, he would be the first person wanting to get one!
Good work Mr. Reed. This NDP government has had zero benefit for persons with disabilities.
This is horrible news! I have shopped at Mills for many, many years. During the past five years the owner dismantled this once charming and unique store and rendered it virtually unrecognizable. Moving this storefront- which has been a mainstay on SGR for decades- is nothing short of tragic. This plan will further contribute to the decay of Spring Garden Road.
Jane's was just one more inaccessible Halifax rest
Gus Reed notes the Chickenburger because it is a newly opened restaurant. Sure others exist but the newly opened places should be highlighted because it shows how lax the accessibility standards are in HRM.
Gus Reed notes the Chickenburger because it's a newly-opened establishment. Sure there are others but this is another example of how lax accessibility standards are in Halifax.
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