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I have not tried this WordPress “reblog” button before, but Gordon Price has written what I ought to have yesterday. “It is believed she misspoke” is simply the Sun editorial staff shoving in what her new Communications woman (brought in from Ottawa – the PMO) wanted them to say. See also Vaughan Palmer’s piece today.

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Sigh.

Premier Christy Clark has ordered an audit of TransLink to address a shortfall in funding for the transportation authority. …

The premier had referenced a $30 million shortfall for the Evergreen Line, however it is believed she misspoke.  “There is still a funding gap for the Evergreen Line — $30 million — and we are going to find that through an audit of TransLink,” Clark said.

The Sun

The fifth audit or efficiency review in a decade.

The third time the rug has been pulled out from under regional politicians over a vehicle levy.

And not the last time for mis-understanding.

The Premier should know the essential facts before speaking: the Evergreen line’s costs are covered; that was the purpose of the $40 million gas-tax increase.  Nothing has changed.  The additional $30 million that makes up the region’s ‘Moving Forward’ commitment – to pay for improved bus services primarily south…

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March 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

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