Once again, people who use the public transit system are going to be left behind on Canada Day.
In years gone by, transit customers have had the use of public transit on Canada Day. This means that if you cannot find alternate ways to get to enjoy Canada Day you stay home.
How patriotic is that? The TV and you!
Probably the city is trying to save money and we’re the first to be chopped. You own a car, you can be patriotic and celebrate with other Yukon residents.
How rude is this? This isn’t social inclusion.
There are other modes of transportation if you can buddy up and pay for a limousine or taxi. Premier Taxi has the only wheelchair-accessible van, which costs $30 a trip, $60 a round trip. To enjoy Canada Day it could and would cost me up to $100 for the day.
I’m not too sure if the other northern territories have their public transit working on Canada Day, but we don’t. I’m sure that in southern Canada transit users wouldn’t put up with this treatment. Nor should we.
It’s like we’re constantly telling the City of Whitehorse to not exclude us. This is, after all, 2012.