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Translink & 0.5% vote (merged)

March 19, 2015, 10:49 a.m.
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Good one. Not that supportable facts and figures will change the entrenched position of the 'No' side …

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March 19, 2015, 11:20 a.m.
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So if the vote results show majority in Surrey said 'No', whilst Vancouver majority said 'Yes', can we stop arguing about which rapid transit project is more needed and prioritize Broadway skytrain?

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March 19, 2015, 11:26 a.m.
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I guess you could if only if you charged the extra PST only in Vancouver and not Surrey

March 19, 2015, 1:03 p.m.
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People in the Fraser Valley are much more conservative than those in Vancouver.

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March 19, 2015, 1:07 p.m.
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So to recap: Surrey wants LRT but doesn't want to pay for it.

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March 19, 2015, 1:41 p.m.
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So to recap: Surrey wants LRT but doesn't want to pay for it.

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How come when richmond and coquitlam want skytrain it's no problem. The Fraser valley wants LRT and we need to increase PST?

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March 19, 2015, 1:43 p.m.
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No. Surrey has already stated that they will build light rail regardless of this referendum. They should still be able to get funding from the province and the feds, and would likely have to come up with their share via property taxes.

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March 19, 2015, 4:33 p.m.
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I just got a phone call from a Dr. Daly (from toll free number with display name of "Vote YES"). She said that if I vote YES I will be healthier and I will reduce vehicle traffic by 20% and have bus service every 7-1/2 minutes. She said that if I vote NO then nothing will be done at all as there is no plan B.

She then asked me what my vote would be.

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March 19, 2015, 5:08 p.m.
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http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-transport-minister-rules-out-translink-reform/article23514009/?service=mobile

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March 19, 2015, 5:32 p.m.
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I just got a phone call from a Dr. Daly (from toll free number with display name of "Vote YES"). She said that if I vote YES I will be healthier and I will reduce vehicle traffic by 20% and have bus service every 7-1/2 minutes. She said that if I vote NO then nothing will be done at all as there is no plan B.

She then asked me what my vote would be.

Well? :ohthedrama:

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March 20, 2015, 4:18 p.m.
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http://globalnews.ca/video/1890984/transit-plebiscite-west-vancouver-mayor-opposes-tax/

What's the rule called where you invoke Hitler's name as part of your argument?

Have to strongly agree about the management and board.

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March 20, 2015, 8:43 p.m.
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March 23, 2015, 8:26 p.m.
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Yay tax the rich!

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March 23, 2015, 8:54 p.m.
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I just got a phone call from a Dr. Daly (from toll free number with display name of "Vote YES"). She said that if I vote YES I will be healthier and I will reduce vehicle traffic by 20% and have bus service every 7-1/2 minutes. She said that if I vote NO then nothing will be done at all as there is no plan B.

She then asked me what my vote would be.

20% ???? how many damn cars do you have!?!?

….and Id be a little more than pissed if a bus stopped at my place every 7 1/2 minutes…..seems excessive

March 23, 2015, 10:04 p.m.
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http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/Pete+McMartin+Back+door+increase+stings+pricey+Lower/10913565/story.html

Yay tax the rich!

More to the point, with the property tax windfall/increase, why do they need a PST a increase to fund transit improvements?

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