Good afternoon, Division 16
When making decisions, it’s sometimes helpful to make a list of “pros” and “cons” – things that are in favour of a position and things that are against. For instance, when trying to decide whether you should take up a new sport, you might make a list like this:
Pros: fitness, learning new skills, cooperation with teammates, the chance to discover a passion
Cons: busy schedule, arranging transportation, costly equipment, possible injury
In the end, you will make a decision based on how important each of these factors are for you. If athletics, friendship and cooperation are very important to you, you will probably choose to play, but if you already have a busy schedule and are watching your pennies, you may choose not to.
Voters have to make these kinds of decisions all the time and in the Spring, BC voters will be asked to vote whether or not they agree to a small increase in tax in order to pay for improved transit in Vancouver as well as between Vancouver and towns like Surrey, Burnaby and Coquitlam.
Please read the article about the vote here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/pst-hike-of-0-5-proposed-for-metro-vancouver-transit-referendum-1.2870043
For your post, please make a list of pros and cons for the increased tax and improved transit proposal. Then make a decision whether you would support the plan.
In your post, please include your list of pros and cons as well as your decision. Would you vote YES or NO on the transit referendum? Please make sure you explain your decision.
I look forward to your responses!