Greater Vancouver Mobility Fund – anything but the word tax

13 Mar

I am a strong advocate for voting yes. I’ve lived in Rio de Janeiro and have seen what poor long term choices lead to.

My only question is why we decided to call this .5% levy a tax? Tax is a considered negative word by the public, and easy for the lobby groups to rally against. I would have chosen Transit Levy, or Congestion Charge, or the Greater Vancouver Mobility Fund – anything but the word tax.

Ultimately there shouldn’t even be a referendum on this. Especially since the premier decided to unilaterally impose another 3 billion dollar bridge on the region, despite the fact the other 3 billion dollar bridge her party imposed on us is a total financial disaster.

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