Dear Minister Smith,
On behalf of the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), I am writing to urge the Government of Ontario to move forward expeditiously with a robust hydrogen strategy that lays the foundation for a cutting-edge and dynamic hydrogen economy across the province with a particular focus on transit and public mobility heavy-duty applications, which are ready to deploy today.
The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is Canada’s leading non-profit responsible for the development and commercialization of low-carbon transit.
CUTRIC welcomes the Government of Canada’s Budget 2021 focused on protecting the health of Canadians while harnessing the COVID-19 recovery to create jobs and economic growth, more inclusive communities and an improved environment.
CUTRIC, the non-profit responsible for the development and commercialization of low-carbon transit technologies, is encouraged by the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement that ensures Canadians have the support they need now while committing to additional investments to build back a stronger, more inclusive and sustainable economy through public transit innovation.
To the Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada –
Canada is at a crossroads as it charts its recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while it may never look the same, through deliberate and strategic investments we can build it into the country we have always aspired to.
Your government knows that, and we have been proud to work with you and your capable Cabinet Ministers to deliver low-carbon technology innovation transit projects that support Canadians in cities while creating jobs and economic prosperity, connecting communities and improving the environment by reducing emissions.
September 14, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that public transit is an essential service for Canadians. The following recommendations set out a bold and ambitious plan to build public transit back better, as part of Canada’s clean, inclusive recovery from COVID-19. This plan will help Canada build the public transit systems, and the cities, of a cleaner, better future.
ADOPTION OF BILL 44: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION IN QUEBEC
Montreal, October 22, 2020 – This week, the government of Quebec adopted Bill 44, an Act primarily aimed at effective governance in the fight against climate change and promoting electrification. The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) considers that this law establishes the necessary foundations for Quebec in terms of transit electrification in anticipation of the unveiling of the Green Economy Plan (GEP) by the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Benoit Charrette.