Canada dumping the old junkers for cash

 

OTTAWA, Canada (Reuters) June 4, 2008 – By 2009 Canadians will be offered bicycles, public transit passes or cash if they agree to scrap their old gas-guzzling vehicles. 

Five million of the 18 million cars and trucks in Canada were made before 1996. The older vehicles produce about 19 times more pollutants than newer models, the government said.t.

Whether the program catches on outside major cities is another matter. Canada is the world’s second largest country with a relatively underdeveloped public transportation systems.

 

-Mother Nature

 

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