With the deadline to vote in the transit and transportation plebiscite arriving Friday night, the Premier is urging people to get out and vote.
That said, she won’t speculate on the outcome.
“I have stopped making hockey and election predictions. So I am not going to predict the outcome. I am not going to assume the outcome.”
However, she is finally admitting her government is at least discussing what happens if people vote ‘No.’
“Yes we have been thinking about how we would make sure we would support either outcome as a province …what ever happens, people in the lower mainland want more transit. I think everybody agrees with that. The question they are being asked now is how do they want to pay for that transit?”
So what is Plan B?
Clark says it won’t mean the end of transit being built if people vote ‘No’ to the half-percent PST hike.
“We will find a way to make sure that we continue to build transit in the province.”
Clark says she voted ‘Yes’ the minute her ballot package arrived.
“I think that proposal is a sound one, and I think it would be great for job creation in the lower mainland… it would be great for transit and for the environment in the lower mainland but I think people have a right to make that choice.”
Ballots must be returned to Elections BC by eight o’clock Friday evening.
At this point it’s too late to mail your ballot package in, they must be dropped off at Elections BC offices around Metro Vancouver.
Click HERE for office locations.
So far less than half of Metro Vancouver’s 1.5 million registered voters have cast a ballot.