2015 Transit Referendum · TransLink

Referendum Myths: A ‘No’ vote is a vote against TransLink

At this point in the Metro Vancouver transportation plebiscite, the biggest myth is that by voting ‘no’ you’re voting for a reform of TransLink’s governance structure. Plain and simple, that is wrong. If you vote ‘no’, you’re voting against the proposed tax. Nothing more. The actual question posed to voters is Do you support a… Continue reading Referendum Myths: A ‘No’ vote is a vote against TransLink

2015 Transit Referendum · TransLink

Referendum Myths: “It’ll cost you $258 a year”

The biggest myth being perpetuated by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is that it will cost every Metro Vancouver household $258 every year in new taxes. That is completely incorrect, and here’s why. First, the CTF’s math. The 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax (which I’ll shorten to CIT from now on) will generate roughly $250… Continue reading Referendum Myths: “It’ll cost you $258 a year”

2015 Transit Referendum · TransLink

Referendum Myths: “TransLink is Wasteful”

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released its “No TransLink Tax” platform today, and their second major point is “TranLink is an extremely wasteful organization”. As proof, they offer these six “high waste” examples: TransLink doesn’t just have one board of directors, it has six – at a cost of $751,589 in annual salary. And after TransLink’s… Continue reading Referendum Myths: “TransLink is Wasteful”