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Despite what the Premier said her government is working with mayors on transit funding

October 24, 2012
Despite what the Premier said her government is working with mayors on transit funding

The same day Premier Christy Clark said Translink funding is the mayors problem, the chair of the mayors council was talking with the Transportation minister. Richard Walton says he left the discussion with Mary Polak feeling hopeful a solution to long term sustainable transit funding can be found. “Absolutely I got a sense of hope and [...]

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Bond defends action plan to overhaul justice system

October 23, 2012
Bond defends action plan to overhaul justice system

B.C.’s justice minister is defending the province’s plan to overhaul the justice system overhaul and the fact it comes with no new cash. Critics have said why bother with a new scheduling system when there aren’t enough judges to hear cases. Bond says it’s better to evaluate how efficiently they can spend the $ 1 [...]

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Burnaby eyes New West police as an option to RCMP

October 23, 2012
Burnaby eyes New West police as an option to RCMP

Burnaby’s mayor says his city is working with others to determine their policing options and possibly move away from using the RCMP. Derek Corrigan says they all want to be on the same page when it comes to what the costs are. But the various cities may take different options.  “In the case of Richmond [...]

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Tax relief sought by B.C. mayors to ease transit standoff

October 22, 2012

Any future system of tolls, zone charges must be matched by removal of some existing taxes, says TransLink mayors’ council globeandmail – British Columbia

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Minister perplexed by mayors’ transit funding demands

October 19, 2012
Minister perplexed by mayors’ transit funding demands

The squabbling continues between the Metro Vancouver’s Mayors Council and the provincial government over who should develop Translinnk’s new funding model. CBC | British Columbia News

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