Originally Posted by cornholio
Its not about commuters today. Its about opening up the coast to economic development.
None of this has anything to do with current residents and everything to do with future economic activity.
Until a fixed link is built the region will have virtually zero economic growth and continue being a borderline drain on the rest of the province.
Firstly, I'm as economic development-oriented as ya can get.
That said, I am very familiar with the historical voting patterns along the Sunshine Coast and, to put it mildy, it's rather enviro "green". From Gibsons up through Roberts Creek and northward a majority eclectic/bohemian "granola bar/tree-hugger" demographic crowd is extant. Not to be demeaning here.
Furthermore, Chief Calvin Craigan of the Sechelt FN is known to be one helluva militant. Adding up the foregoing, along with the NIMBY crowd thereto as well, the Sunshine Coast is not conducive to economic development per se... unless it's "green"... however one wishes to interpret that.