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Ballot result clear, transit project future less so

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

It looks like citizens of Canada’s biggest cities are going to be paying higher taxes to fund public transit expansions whether they want to or not.

And if the people of Vancouver are any indication, they don’t.

A proposal for a 0.5 per cent sales tax hike to fund $7.5 billion worth of public transportation projects was shot down by 62 per cent of 700,000 people who mailed in ballots over an 11-week period ending May 29.

If approved, the tax revenue would have been put...