Archives for month: September, 2011

Was Retire Your Ride a Success

Interesting article written up from Ottawa!

A federal program to get old clunkers off the road had a bumpy start.

That’s one finding in an appraisal of the Retire Your Ride program, which ended in March.

An evaluation completed in February suggests there were plenty of potholes in the program’s early days.

The Conservatives announced the so-called scrappage program in 2008. It offered Canadians incentives, such as public transit passes and small amounts of cash, to junk older vehicles.

Environment Canada hired Ottawa consulting firm Goss Gilroy to evaluate the program shortly before it ended. The Canadian Press obtained the report under the Access to Information Act.

Read the full article here.