We Didn’t Really Mean It

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Insights West surveyed people in Metro Vancouver in the months leading up to the transit plebiscite. You remember that the ballot was the  fulfillment of  the provincial government’s election promise to ask if residents would support a hike in sales tax in order to fund transit. At the time, most people said NO.

This article in the Vancouver Sun on Monday June 7  written by Mario Canesco of Insights West suggests that we have thought about it and we want to talk about transit again.

Full disclosure-the Walk Metro Vancouver Society supported the yes vote in the referendum. As a Director of the Society, I spoke to seniors groups in support of the plebiscite and released a joint policy statement with Shannon Daub of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. If the plebiscite had passed, there would have been more HandyDart services for the disabled, improved walking facilities at…

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