With the NPA set to finally release a platform this morning, voters should be asking what programs Kirk LaPointe will cut to pay for his promises – cuts that won’t impact him as he does not live, work or pay taxes in Vancouver.
Almost four months since he started campaigning, and after advance voting has already started, the NPA’s Kirk LaPointe has still not answered the following questions:
- Why did he wait until after voting started to release a full platform?
- What services will he cut to pay for his “counterflow” lanes?
- What services will he cut to pay for other uncosted promises, including free wi-fi, a breakfast program, and new pools?
- Will he cut $800,000 in funding for Chinatown revitalization programs – funding the NPA opposed this term - as part of paying for his promises?
- Does his commitment to an “affordable subway” mean support for cut-and-cover construction along Broadway?
An analysis of NPA spending commitments shows that Kirk LaPointe’s promises add a total of $146 million in new spending. With 11 days to the election, voters should be asking what city programs Kirk LaPointe will cut to pay for them – cuts that won’t impact him as he does not live, work or pay taxes in Vancouver.