2018 Municipal Election · Facepalms · New Westminster

Can New West municipal candidates follow simple rules?

The New Westminster Record published New West municipal candidate profiles recently, and in them the candidates had to answer a handful of questions. While they weren’t nearly as good as my questions, they did come with one simple rule: Answers were limited to 50 words unless otherwise specified. Pretty simple rule, right? Let’s see who… Continue reading Can New West municipal candidates follow simple rules?

2015 Transit Referendum · Facepalms · TransLink

The astoundingly bad logic of Jordan Bateman

Today BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced a ten-year transportation plan for BC. During the press conference he was asked about the Metro Vancouver transportation plebiscite, and if the province is considering reforming TransLink, because this is one of the reasons why people are considering voting ‘no’. His answer? At this point in time, the… Continue reading The astoundingly bad logic of Jordan Bateman

2015 Transit Referendum · Facepalms

Yet another way the CTF is wrong

The Canadian Taxpayers Foundation continues to say that the proposed 0.5% Congestion Improvement Tax will result in an average household tax increase of $258. This number is wrong. Plain and simple, it is wrong. I’ve shown this before [here] and here], but I just found a third way to show that they’re wrong. Back in… Continue reading Yet another way the CTF is wrong