Op-ed: A No Vote in the Transit Referendum would be a Historic Mistake

It's Politics, All the Way Down

Meant to post this on the blog a while back. I weighed in on the Vancouver transit plebiscite with an op-ed in the Vancouver Courier. I argue that a no vote would be a terrible mistake, with long term costs for the region. The fact that it’s called a “Soapbox” contribution is a very nice touch, I think.

Here’s the link. The text is reprinted below, in case the original vanishes into the ether some day (surprising how often that happens online). Remember, it’s not too late to vote! With low turnouts to date, a push on the yes side can make all the difference


Let me begin by saying I love this city. I moved here several years ago to begin graduate studies at the University of British Columbia. Prior to my arrival, I’d lived in four other provinces and on two other continents. In all those moves…

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