Much Ado About Nothing

Photo-op’s are a politician’s best friend, so now we have all three levels of government glad handing for the camera’s on the transit issue.

The key sentence is; “…….that would allow the three levels of government to at least get started on parts of the mayorai??i??s ten year plan.

So no discussion of the $3 billion Broadway SkyTrain to nowhere or Surrey’s $2.5 billion poor man’s SkyTrain in the guise of light rail.

Yeah, sad to say, I have heard it all before, but its nice to have one’s picture taken.

Trudeau coming to Vancouver for major transit announcement

Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver’s News. Vancouver’s Talk

Posted: June 15, 2016

The Federal and Provincial governments along with Metro Vancouver mayors have come to some sort of deal to move forward on partAi??of the 10 year transit and transportation plan.

Sources tell CKNW that an announcement is imminent that would allow the three levels of government to at least get started on parts of the mayorai??i??s ten year plan.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in town tomorrow and will be appearing alongside provincial and regional officials for the announcement.

However, while the plan can apparently get started, Ai??how to pay the regionai??i??s full 17 per cent share is still a question needing answering.

Sources say any deal on funding the regionai??i??s full 17%Ai??is still very much a work in progress.

The federal government has put $370Ai??millionAi??on the table for phase one of the plan while the province has kicked in $246Ai??millionAi??over three years.

A deal to cover the regionai??i??s share is required to unlock the full funding.

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