“We will certainly respect Surrey’s decision about the kind of technology it wants,” Ken Hardie, one of the city’s new crop of successful Liberal candidates – and a former TransLink spokesman – said when asked about the federal government’s role in the project. “That hasn’t always been the case in the past; there have been times where federal governments have prescribed technology to be used. Surrey has its business case locked down for LRT as opposed to SkyTrain technology, and that’s what the Liberal government will definitely respect.”
What if the Province insists that their contribution is dependent on the use of SkyTrain technology or similar?
Does Surrey and/or region have to come to the table with a one-third contribution?
If regional, does there have to be another referendum?
Might the Feds even insist that there not be another referendum?