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September 25, 2016 | This Week in Money

This Week in Money

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  • Hilliard MacBeth – ¬†Vancouver’s Crashing Real Estate Market – Will Million Dollars Homes Fall to Half?
  • Ted Dixon – ¬†If I was BC Premier for a Day.

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This Week in Money Archives September 25th, 2016

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  • JuliaS says:

    All excellent points, both on housing and on tax reforms. Crown corporations do indeed need to go private. I recall the last massive TransLink (then BC Transit) strike that lasted for months. What was the trigger? It was over province’s request to expand coverage to the loosely populated Northern regions. BC Transit outright refused, sighting profitability. Then another private company stepped in, offering to provide service, essentially at a loss, just to get their foot in the door, with plans to gradually expand into areas where BC Transit wasn’t going to venture. And that’s when all hell broke loose! BC Transit posed an ultimatum that demanded sole ownership of provincial transportation networks. “You want service to the North?” they said… “How would you like no service at all!” And they shut down the system for months! I was going to work, passing the bus depot at 41st and Oak daily, watching with disgust how those supposed justice advocates were grilling hamburgers and sitting in recliners outside the office. I thought to myself: “I wish I could afford to not work for that long and still behave like it’s a paid vacation!” And what did BC Transit do the moment the strike ended? You betcha! They raised the fares by 20c. At the time the average driver salary, as far as I recall, was $35/hr and the minimum wage was less than $8.

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