Bus

Canadian ATU wants changes to Criminal Code

Posted on April 14, 2009

Concerned about an escalating trend in violent assaults, Robin West, director of the (ATU) Amalgamated Transit Union-Canada, and more than 30,000 transit workers across Canada announced their support of two Private Member's Bills tabled in the House of Commons to protect transit workers.

One of the bills tabled, Bill C-314, attempts to amend the Criminal Code to protect public transportation workers, by increasing the punishment for aggravated assault when the victim is a public transportation worker. These bills were re-introduced after two previous Private Member's Bills dissolved.

West said it is time for the Canadian Government to take action and adopt one of the Private Member's bills or introduce a bill of their own and amend the Criminal Code to increase the punishment for assaulting public transportation workers, so it is the same as assaulting peace officers, firefighters or ambulance attendants.

To view a past METRO article on the subject, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

New Flyer, King County Metro celebrate 10,000th Xcelsior bus

The artic is propelled by low-emission, hybrid technologies that reduce air pollution and help evolve KCM’s transit bus fleet with lower emission solutions.

Electric bus sales to surge even faster than EVs, new study says

Sales of electric cars racing to 28%, and those of electric buses to 84%, of their respective global markets by 2030.

Alexander Dennis wins award for excellence in international trade

Recipients were nominated and selected by the Department for International Trade, with the awards presented at a gala in Stirling, Scotland by Dr. Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.

San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet by 2035

Muni is developing “Green Zones” to test current hybrid vehicles and their ability to run only on battery power.

U. of Colo. to host New Flyer battery-electric bus demo

The event will occur on Friday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the university’s Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close