Politics, Re-Spun: #SpinAlert: Light Rail for the Valley Instead of a UBC Subway

Who Framed Roger Rabbit reminded us all of the Great American Streetcar Scandal: cars over mass transit. Now, in the lower mainland we have the UBC tunnel over light rail to the valley. This week, we start with a transportation spin alert. Last week, Allen Garr wrote an interesting piece about the seemingly obvious idea ...

C’mon Adrian Dix, you’ve got to be better than this

The BC Liberals are faltering. Their leader is disliked across much of the province. They are prime for a smart, disciplined opposition to pounce. The stakes are too high – and too opportune – for stupid mistakes. Well, guess what? The leader of the party primed to take over the Liberals did a very stupid ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Get Smart and Go Electric

“We’re all in favour of a better public transit system. Everyone is on board. But no one should be asked to trade public health for public transit.” Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeownElectric vs Diesel Forum on March 22nd at City HallAs I write this, I am sitting on a 4200-horsepower MP40 GO Train, ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Get Smart and Go Electric

“We’re all in favour of a better public transit system. Everyone is on board. But no one should be asked to trade public health for public transit.” Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeownElectric vs Diesel Forum on March 22nd at City HallAs I write this, I am sitting on a 4200-horsepower MP40 GO Train, ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Get Smart and Go Electric

“We’re all in favour of a better public transit system. Everyone is on board. But no one should be asked to trade public health for public transit.” Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeownElectric vs Diesel Forum on March 22nd at City HallAs I write this, I am sitting on a 4200-horsepower MP40 GO Train, ...