The dust has settled and not surprisingly, C-Tran’s Proposition 1 was defeated. Liberals say this is not a defeat of light rail itself, but only the funding mechanism for maintenance and operation. Conservatives counter that this vote proves that the majority of voters do not want light rail in Vancouver.
Liberals respond that this was not an up-or-down vote on light rail. They are right, but my question is, why don’t we have a vote on light rail? Are the proponents of light rail afraid to find out the answer to that question? I say, let’s find out how the people of Vancouver feel about having light rail in Vancouver.
I do not want light rail here, but if a majority of voters decide they do want it, I’ll wholeheartedly support light rail. What do you say, Vancouver?