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  • Ronald Dawson
    News from British Columbia. Dawson http://www.gov.bc.ca/prem/ ... From: owner-pqrr@haya.qc.ca [mailto:owner-pqrr@haya.qc.ca]On Behalf Of burridge@odyssee.net
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      News from British Columbia. Dawson http://www.gov.bc.ca/prem/

      -----Original Message-----
      From: owner-pqrr@... [mailto:owner-pqrr@...]On Behalf Of
      burridge@...

      from Canadian Transit News list;

      >Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 17:38:00 -0800
      >Reply-To: ctn@egroups.com
      >Subject: [CTN] VANCOUVER [Fwd: Translink Levy for roads etc. passes]
      >
      >-------- Original Message --------
      >
      > CKWX News 1130 : 24 Hour Newswatch
      >
      > VEHICLE LEVY PASSED
      >
      > GVRD board members have voted to impose a levy on Lower Mainland
      > motorists. It still isn't clear how the levy will be imposed or
      > collected. The Board vote this afternoon was 56-50, with cities south
      > of the Fraser River rejecting the idea, and cities on the other side
      > voting in favour. Not every city had an equal say in the ballot. The
      > vote count is weighted, so a city like Vancouver .. which wanted the
      > levy .. ended up with more votes than some of the smaller cities. The
      > decision was made after directors heard from 37 delegations this
      > morning. It follows a vote by the Translink Board last week to go
      > ahead with the levy .. if provincial and federal funds can't be
      > procured for transportation. So far, Ottawa hasn't come up with any
      > cash. The tax would average about 75 dollars for motorists, and 190
      > dollars for commercial vehicle owners.

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