Yesterday, Adrian Dix and the BC NDP re-committed to directing carbon tax revenue to transit and other green initiatives. The BC Liberals are proposing referendums for regional transit.
How have Mayors in Metro Vancouver reacted to the BC Liberals plan to hold referendums on transit funding? Let’s take a look.
BC Liberal Candidate and Langley Mayor Peter Fassbender: “A referendum the way it is in a three-line platform statement raises a lot of questions.”
Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts: “… we just really need to stop playing politics and get the job done.”
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie: “A recipe for disaster.”
White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin: “An absolute utter and total mistake.”
Port Coquitlam Mayor and 2005 BC Liberal candidate Greg Moore: ”The hypocrisy of this policy platform proposal is unbelievable.”
White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin: “A total abrogation of responsibility.”
Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart: ”We need a solution, we don’t need political posturing.”
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson: “Ridiculous”
North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton: “Clearly a deflection of the province’s responsibility”
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan: “Desperate measures to make it look like they have a so-called solution”
With such an overwhelming reaction to the BC Liberal transit funding commitment, no wonder more and more British Columbians are looking for change in this election.