Letters: MLAs demonstrate flawed reasoning over TransLink

Re: “MLAs scold No side on TransLink ‘waste,’” March 12.

Re: “MLAs scold No side on TransLink ‘waste,’” March 12

Interesting that MLAs Peter Fassbender and Marvin Hunt have weighed in on the TransLink issue urging folks to vote yes and assuring the public that there is no waste in TransLink.

Fassbender states that “people outside this province look at TransLink and say it is one of the best systems in North America, if not the world.”

Funny that he would rest his case on what people “outside this province think.” Does anyone else sense the flaw in this reasoning?

And there’s more.

The TransLink story was on page one of the

Cloverdale Reporter and five pages later, an article about the Minister of Education Peter Fassbener, who “scolds” us into a yes vote on Translink, and slashes funds to school boards yet again. He has not even responded to school districts. Where are his priorities?

He’s trying to sweet talk taxpayers into voting, to shore up a broken TransLink while simultaneously trying to dismantle the education system of this province.

Fassbender’s actions are hypocritical and duplicitous. Taking the lead from Christy Clark, he seeks to continue the punishment of our education system while having taxpayers pony up for a transportation system that wastes countless dollars on CEO’s and the like. The system is proven ineffective – get your priorities straight.

I will say, “No way” to TransLink! I’d gladly pay more taxes for schools – but betting on a losing horse doesn’t work.

Donna Walker

Surrey

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