Monday, December 11, 2023

Road Safety Discussion

In one of the March 17th 2023 incidents, a transport truck left the road and took out parts of two houses. Photo: Danelle Clarke, Facebook
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“All of these issues are non-partisan” Vaugeois says of Truck safety initiatives

MTO’s promised six week response time drags past six months “This is a bit of a report card,” Lise Vaugeois, NDP MPP for Thunder Bay—Superior North noted in her opening statement to the November 23rd press conference on the safety

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Ottawa Courthouse Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Fake Trucking school case delayed again to June 7

Court proceedings against individuals charged with operating fake truck driving schools have been delayed again, this time to June 7th, 2023.

In Ottawa criminal court on May 24th, Justice Grant was told by counsel for three of the four accused that they were seeking a delay of three weeks because “Counsel is having trouble meeting with the clients to decide which witnesses to call.”
Upon hearing this, Crown Attorney L. Welch remarked, “This file is already pretty old.”

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The first time some new drivers drive in snow, they are driving a truck through Northern Ontario. Photo: "Somewhere Out There," Mike Murchison
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40 years waiting for Northern Ontario roads to be improved: “Not in my lifetime,” career driver says

by Mike Murchison So, let’s weigh in on the shape of the highways in Northern Ontario. I’m referring to Highways 11 and 17. The “Trans Canada” highway. The main east-west corridor that gets you from the Manitoba border down to

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Lise Vaugeois, MPP for Thunder Bay–Superior North
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Vaugeois quotes Auditor General’s report on carrier testing results in press conference addressing “really tragic accidents in our region”

Northern Ontario saw such egregious accidents involving commercial trucks over the March 17th weekend, NDP member Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) sponsored a press conference to call upon Ontario to address persistent safety issues including road conditions and driver training.

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