Originally Posted by Metro-One
I agree with this, however, the high-horse smug mentality of the Vancouver / Burnaby elected officials does nothing to help relations within Metro-Vancouver.
And we should remember, it is the mayors who yet again recently axed funding for the new services south of the Fraser, such as the highway 1 rapid bus.
So I would be pissed off as well if in Langley, because that was going to be a good step in the right direction.
To be fair, its really Burnaby that has the high horse mentality, and it isn't limited to Derek Corrigan. Its his entire council that thinks this way, a casual viewing of Burnaby Now articles on the topic seem to indicate that. Its easy for them to say it with two Skytrain Lines (funded solely by the Province) and a geographic centre where no matter how left wing crap you are, your city will still have the jobs (even office tower projects with no tenants moving forward....must be nice) and residential development, as long as people still want to live, and companies still want to setup shop, in the region.
With the exception of Suzanne Anton's streetcar pet project (where Translink, including Langley taxpayers are expected to pay for) and the NPA's insistence that the UBC Line goes before Surrey Rapid Transit, most Vancouver politicians regardless of party overall support transit improvements throughout the region, not just the city of Vancouver.
I even remember back in the day when I had such dislike over Larry Campbell and the COPE party, but when RAV was defeated the first time, Larry was interviewed. Despite the defeat (ironically by Vancouver politicians themselves), he says the Northeast Sector rapid transit still needs to move forward, and from then on, I had a lot of respect for him.