BC Liberals’ new Minister for Translink (Sam Sullivan) says that no referendum will be required for transit funding. Plus a promise from the party (via Mr. Sullivan) to repair the problems with Metro Vancouver’s mayors and residents. Should their government survive, that is.
But in any case, it’s a major turnaround and mea culpa from the Liberals. And it does seem a repudiation of Premier Clark’s policy on transit funding referenda and her vision for Metro Vancouver. Anyone else thinking monster bridges? Road pricing?
Given the N-Dee-Green’s stance on the issue, such referenda may just have disappeared into the rear-view mirror.
New BC Liberals Cabinet Minister: Sam Sullivan via News Talk 980.
The new minister responsible for TransLink says his party will no longer require another referendum in order for the region to develop new funding for the transit system. . .
The NDP and Green party said they’d kill the plebiscite requirement. . .
Sullivan admits the Liberals’ poor showing in the region in the May election results may have been related to the position. . . .
He says his first order of business is to repair the province’s relationships with Metro Vancouver mayors and residents.
Further background and discussion HERE.