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Cheers & Jeers Feb. 24

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24.02.2020

Cheers: to good ideas. The provincial government and the City of St. John’s have launched a two-year, $2.1 million pilot project to give Metrobus and GoBus passes to 10,000 income support recipients. It’s a step in the right direction for a whole bunch of reasons. While income support recipients could get bus passes for medical appointments in some instances in the past, appointments had to be verified; the new system gets rid of that hassle. But more: the move helps people with limited disposable income and few other options, and it helps increase passenger numbers on public transit — what’s not to like?

Jeers: to not getting along. The provincial government set up a committee to review the province’s minimum wage, but things........

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