Comment 118691

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:00:30 in reply to Comment 118690

When I spoke to many stakeholder groups at the beginning of the LRT process when Council really was originally trying to decide whether to pursue LRT every single one eventually wrote a letter to Council supporting LRT (with majority Provincial funding) after hearing about the project.

These groups included BIAs, Neighbourhood Associations, service clubs (e.g. Rotary), business groups (Chamber of Commerce, Realtors, Homebuilders) and church groups in many different parts of the city. It was an extremely diverse group of people.

When the City did its consultation in 2009-2011 they found similarly high levels of support once the project and its goals were explained.

Much of the opposition is really concern from people who don't really know much about the project except that it is expensive, construction will be disruptive and they don't imagine themselves using it.

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