Comment 120771

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted February 16, 2017 at 11:04:00 in reply to Comment 120769

It's obviously much cheaper to build the stop when the line is being built, rather than adding it afterwards.

I am concerned that this sort of knee-jerk vote against anything to do with LRT (if that is what is was) could set a terrible precedent of "non-cooperation" by those Councillors who are (now) skeptical about LRT. This would be highly irresponsible since the project is now in the implementation phase, and it is supported by almost a decade of Council votes.

But more seriously, if it is clear that Councillors will simply vote against anything that advances the LRT on "principle", as a way of trying to bog down the project they would be opening themselves up to a lawsuit from the Province since Council signed an MOA with the Province agreeing to "work in good faith to implement the LRT". This sort of non-cooperation is clearly not in good faith!

If some Councillors now feel they can't support the project in any way, the honourable thing to do would be to abstain from votes dealing with implementation details.

But, of course it would be far better to work together to ensure the project is as good as it possibly can be, even if they would have preferred it not be built.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2017-02-16 11:05:00

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