Vancouver mayor wants UBC subway line considered of ‘national significance’

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Getting federal money for the $3-billion line unlikely without such a designation, Robertson says

By Peter O'Neil 

OTTAWA — The Harper government needs to be convinced that the proposed $3-billion Broadway subway line to the University of B.C. is a project of “national significance,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said Wednesday.

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The Globe and Mail: Why we should listen to the Vancouver mayor’s message about homelessness

By Andre Picard, October 29, 2013

Vancouver’s challenges with the homeless – the legions who suffer from addiction and untreated mental illness and roam its downtown streets – have been well-documented.

So, can other Canadian cities – along with provincial and federal governments – learn from their experiences, good and bad?

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