Barbara Yaffe: Transit referendum supporters facing uphill battle

January 14, 2015

Writing in the Vancouver Sun, she wrote: "After canvassing friends about the upcoming transit referendum, I can report that not one of them plans to vote Yes to a tax hike."

She goes on to say "

They all say they care deeply about Vancouver and wish transportation here could be improved. But they believe they are already paying exorbitant taxes in a city where the cost of living is onerous.

In discussing the so-called congestion tax that would increase PST by 0.5 per cent starting in April, 2016, they cited poor bus service and complained about big salaries paid to top officials running agencies that deliver public services."

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