This is a great time to put the question to leadership candidates: Given the climate crisis and peak oil, is it wise to continue spending billions on urban freeway expansion? Or would that money be better spent on public transit?
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B.C. Liberal, NDP leadership hopefuls ignore transit funding
By Carlito Pablo, January 27, 2011
District of North Vancouver mayor Richard Walton says that most of the candidates in the B.C. Liberal and NDP leadership contests “aren’t really current” on the issue of long-term funding for public transportation.
Environmentalist Eric Doherty wants leadership hopefuls in the two parties to commit to shifting money from freeway expansion to transit.
“Politicians want to convince us that we can afford everything,” Doherty told the Straight by phone, “that this is sort of shovelling money off the back of a truck in multiple directions. People are starting to realize that we’ve got to set priorities.”
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