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Dear #Vancouver,
#translink 72-hour strike notice is out. If negotiations keep going poorly by Thursday night, Friday’s commute is going to be chaotic.

“Hire more drivers & buy more buses” feels like they’re striking more for my benefit than theirs!
cbc.ca/news/canada/br…
Ok #Vancouver,
We don’t yet know if the #translink #transitstrike will happen Thursday midnight.

We don’t know if it’ll be a full shutdown, rolling strike, or a work-to-rule slowdown as they fulfill exactly the parameters of their contract: bc.ctvnews.ca/all-options-ar…

It’s all TBD.
Our 2001 #yvr #transitstrike lasted 123 days until legislation forced unions back to work. (cbc.ca/news/canada/br…). Then, blame was placed squarely on TransLink’s chair.

We have even more people using transit now. And unions are asking for things that benefit riders. Ridership increasing since 1999
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We need a forensic audit of #SNCLavalin's activities in BC. SNC has its tentacles deep into many BC crown corps, esp BC Hydro. Value of its Hydro contracts in last 15 yrs? What role did it play in the political decision to proceed w #SiteC? SNC Chair then was Gwyn Morgan! #bcpoli
Recall that Gwyn Morgan, the far-right former head of LNG gas giant Encana before becoming SNC Lavalin board chair, was tight w Gordon Campbell & Harper. Morgan became Christy Clark's chief advisor when Campbell stepped down in 2011 & Christy took over as premier. #bcpoli #sitec
There has never been a smoking gun, but many respected #bcpoli and #SiteC watchers have long questioned if there was lobbying from #SNCLavalin to resuscitate the oft-rejected Site C dam. #SNCLavalin was named as "prime consultant" to Site C in 2010. Timing is interesting...3/x
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