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The transit file: Yes coalition train finally leaves the station; province makes U-turn on separate congestion tax; Vancouver warns of dire consequences of No

February 3rd, 2015 · 134 Comments

It’s now up to 250+ comments on the post about the last transit plebiscite. Time to start afresh, folks.

The latest stories on the transit plebiscite.

The launch

The province’s very fast switch to a harmonized tax after the Retail Council said it would go to war over a new, separate third tax

And, in council today, transportation director Jerry Dobrovolny outlined why it would be a disaster for Vancouver if there’s a No vote, how Vancouver would benefit, and what staff are doing to inform and persuade people. Story to come.

Also, I note that the B.C. Hotel and Foodservices Association seems to have swung over to the Yes side (Ian Tostenson didn’t sound so sure when I talked to him last week) even though it will mean a 15.5 per cent tax on alcohol.


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