Metro Vancouver's transit funding referendum worries bus drivers 0
The union for Metro Vancouver’s bus drivers is demanding leadership in the 2014 transit funding referendum, fearing a vote against more money would harm the economy.
The union is referring to a BC Liberal election platform promise to hold a referendum on what options the government should pursue to fund transit growth.
Canadian Auto Workers local 111 president Nathan Woods said he would like the referendum to be a “yes or no” question on whether there should be more funding for transit, rather than providing taxpayers a multiple-choice list of funding options.
He urged voters to choose “yes.”
“A multiple-choice question is going to lead to more confusion and unanswered questions,” he said. “Yes or no determines where we need to go from here.”