Originally Posted by Zassk
Blair Lekstom, minister of transportation and infrastructure.
I don't follow the politics that closely, but it seems to me that it might decrease the odds of Lower Mainland infrastructure being built (like SkyTrain extensions) with the minister coming from the opposite corner of the province.
Good point, but remember, whichever "corner" of BC Lekström comes from, he needs to win votes to get elected. Sure, he'll look after his part of the province that needs transportation upgrades, and maybe one or two others as well.
But where are most
of the voters? The ridings? The need? In the S.W. part of B.C. So I don't think he'll overlook the Lower mainland (Vancouver's) transportation infrastructure needs. To do so would be politically disastrous for him, and surely he knows that.