Replacement of TransLink CEO highlights B.C. Liberal failure

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heymanVANCOUVER – New Democrat spokesperson on TransLink George Heyman released the following statement on the replacement of the CEO of TransLink:

“It’s clear that residents of Metro Vancouver have lost confidence in the management at TransLink. With the replacement of CEO Ian Jarvis, the B.C. Liberal government is trying to duck their responsibility for the lack of transparency and accountability from their hand-picked board. Last year when the government tinkered with the governance structure they themselves forced on TransLink, it was clearly not good enough. Now, by basically directing the board to the decision to replace the CEO, the minister is admitting failure.

“You can’t take this government at their word anymore. It’s time for the minister and Premier Clark to accept responsibility for their failed TransLink governance scheme and give control back to the locally elected people to assure voters there will be accountability going forward.”