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Sales taxes are used to fund transit in the US. Maybe we should do the same thing in BC

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The title comes from the CBC story, but the mainstream media are all over this today. Unfortunately to get the Minister’s response you have to go to the paywalled Sun – and this being the beginning of the month, you probably won’t have to pay. But if you do, don’t bother becuase it is all entirely predictable.

UPDATE – as you would expect the media are catching up and Jeff Nagel now has this piece summarizing the reactions including those of the minister. So you don’t have to worry about paywalls at the Sun and Globe.

It doesn’t matter how good these ideas are. Nor even how acceptable. Mary Polak isn’t going to make any decision.

“We’re nowhere near a decision that says whether it’s on or it’s off,” Polak said Wednesday. “There just isn’t enough information yet.”

Polak said mayors have made “good progress” in making the case…

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