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LETTERS: Tie transit fee to Care Cards

Editor:

Recent articles in Peace Arch News raise the issue of how to fund transit, with the usual suggestion that it be related to home ownership.

However, only a segment of the community are homeowners, and a large number of homes are lived in by extended or multiple families.

We all have transit available for our use – some to a greater degree than others, admittedly. Surely a more equitable way to spread the financial burden can be found.

In addition, it is understood that there is a lot of health-care fraud in our province. By some reports, there are three to four times more Care Cards in circulation than the total of the population. So, how about linking transit funding to one’s Care Card? We all have Care Cards, which would mean we would all contribute to transit funding.

Meanwhile, this extra charge would act as a disincentive to health fraud.

Anthony Walter, Surrey

 

 

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