Topic: metro vancouver transit referendum

B.C. Liberals drop referendum requirement for new transit funding

Sam Sullivan, the new B.C. minister responsible for TransLink, says if Metro Vancouver mayors want a new transit funding mechanism like a regional sales tax, a referendum will no longer be required. It's a sharp break from previous Liberal Party policy.

Debating the Metro Vancouver transit referendum: CBC On The Coast

CBC Radio's On The Coast is hosting a live debate to delve into the arguments for and against the transit referendum

How to vote in Metro Vancouver's transit referendum

Next week, voters will start receiving their ballots for the upcoming Metro Vancouver transit referendum asking whether they support a 0.5 per cent sales tax to go towards transit improvements in the region.

C.D. Howe estimates congestion costs Metro Vancouver up to $1.2B in hidden costs

Congestion in Metro Vancouver has a hidden cost of anywhere from $500-million to $1.2-billion according to a new study from Clean Energy Canada and non-partisan think-tank the C.D. Howe Institute.

Gordon Price, Modacity, release new video supporting transit referendum

SFU City Program Director Gordon Price is featured in a new video outlining the importance of expanding transit in Metro Vancouver.

Jim Pattison to monitor TransLink transit tax spending if referendum passes

One of the richest men in Canada will lead a panel to oversee how TransLink spends the new Metro Vancouver transit tax, if the yes side wins the upcoming referendum.

Metro Vancouver transit tax: 6 mayors endorse yes vote

Several Metro Vancouver mayors voiced their support for a yes vote in upcoming transit referendum, on Monday morning at Vancouver's Waterfront Station.

Metro Vancouver transit tax would raise local provincial sales tax

British Columbia's Minister of Transportation has confirmed that a proposed Metro Vancouver transit tax would be added to the provincial sales tax on receipts in the Lower Mainland.

Dr. Patricia Daly urges 'yes' vote in transit referendum

Vancouver Coastal Health's chief medical health officer is urging resident to vote yet to a new 0.5 per cent regional tax to fund a list of Lower Mainland transportation projects — saying strong public transit has a direct link to better public health.
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West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith says vote no in transit referendum

The mayor of West Vancouver has come out swinging against the proposed transit tax for Metro Vancouver, saying government does not have the right to ask citizens to pay more in taxes unless it can assure them that their money will be well spent.

TransLink tax 'Yes' campaign launched as Gregor Robertson takes lead

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson will lead the campaign to push through a proposed new congestion tax intended to fund expansion of TransLink services in Greater Vancouver.
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TransLink referendum approved by B.C. government

The B.C. government has given a green light to the Metro Vancouver transit tax referendum, but only after renaming the proposed sales tax.

PST hike of 0.5% proposed for Metro Vancouver transit referendum

Metro Vancouver residents could be asked to vote on a 0.5 per cent hike in the Provincial Sales Tax to fund new transit projects, during a referendum next year.