Sunday, February 18, 2007

What's in it for Burnaby?

The budget is delivered next Tuesday. What dollar figure will be larger, the bill for Carole Taylor's new shoes or the total number of dollars headed into Burnaby?

Burnaby has plenty of projects for the province to fund. How many of the 25,000 post-secondary spaces will be funded for the Burnaby campuses of BCIT and SFU? Will any of that money go into giving SFU a new medical or law school? How much of that money will go to giving BCIT new, expanded facilities?

Burnaby Lake dredging is a neverending journey in Burnaby. Will the province put the big bucks on the table to resolve this issue to the satisfaction of both conservationists and rowers?

With all the Gateway money flowing into Surrey, what will be done to prevent Burnaby from turning into a parking lot for commuters from the Fraser Valley?

Plenty of issues, plenty of problems. What will Victoria do for Burnaby this Tuesday on issues such as education, childcare, and economic development.

Not giving money to Burnaby could be a big gamble for the BC Liberal government which has been riding high for much of the past year.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The budget is delivered next Tuesday. What dollar figure will be larger, the bill for Carole Taylor's new shoes or the total number of dollars headed into Burnaby?"

More importantly will Carole buy
shoes from The Bay or from Gucci
again? Might be best to just show up in a pair of broken in Addias runners.


"Burnaby has plenty of projects for the province to fund. How many of the 25,000 post-secondary spaces will be funded for the Burnaby campuses of BCIT and SFU?"

By the taxpayers.


"Will any of that money go into giving SFU a new medical or law school?"

There's no need for new medical or law schools at SFU. Those exist at
UBC and UVic. SFU is arts and business with some humanities and
kinesology.

" How much of that money will go to giving BCIT new, expanded facilities?"

What for?

"Burnaby Lake dredging is a neverending journey in Burnaby. Will the province put the big bucks on the table to resolve this issue to the satisfaction of both conservationists and rowers?"

The lake will migate to swamp and
finally bog. Let's not throw away
money into the lake as it will take too much money to clean it out with minimal return on the tax payer dollar compared to let's say
the equivalent amount being used
for social housing programs.

"With all the Gateway money flowing into Surrey, what will be done to prevent Burnaby from turning into a parking lot for commuters from the Fraser Valley?"

Who says it will be? Gateway is needed and the money has already been assigned. The only thing left is final design.

"Plenty of issues, plenty of problems. What will Victoria do for Burnaby this Tuesday on issues such as education, childcare, and economic development."

Is this specific to Burnaby as opposed to other parts of the province? Why would Burnaby be a priority over other locations?

"Not giving money to Burnaby could be a big gamble for the BC Liberal government which has been riding high for much of the past year."

Not to worry. the BC Liberal Boyz will make sure the ridings will be re-elected Liberal even if it means having "preferred candidates"
and virtually no nomination for
people who could be better options.

2/18/2007 6:43 PM  

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