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Survey of BC Liberals-Jimmy Pattison-and response to RAV in BC Liberal strongholds(?)
  Jun 11, 2004

A random telephone survey of 150 respondents in the BC constituencies of Chilliwack Sumas, Chilliwack Kent, Fort Langley Aldergrove, Port Moody Westwood, and West Vancouver Garibaldi on June 11, 2004. This survey features a margin of error of 1.75% 19 times out of 20 @ 98% competency.

Question #1
At a BC Liberal fundraiser recently, BC billionaire Jimmy Pattison was introduced to the BC Liberal supporters in the audience. During a talk Mr. Pattison gave, he spoke the praises of what he claimed was an optimistic economic future for the province, and the important role that the BC Liberals were playing in this economic 'recovery'. In your opinion, which of the following statements best reflects what likely motivates Jimmy Pattison to support Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals
Jimmy Pattison is a businessman and he hopes there is something in it for him and his business    67.40 %
Jimmy Pattison truly believes that Gordon Campbell is a good Premier    27.40 %
Question #2
Premier Gordon Campbell wants to jumpstart the RAV project which was voted down by the Translink Board just weeks ago. Gordon Campbell's new position to restart RAV is to have all British Columbians, not just taxpayers in the lower mainland, pick up the tab on proposed RAV cost overruns estimated to be anywhere from one hundred million to one billion dollars; as a BC taxpayer are you willing to pay for any and all of these cost overruns associated with the Richmond Vancouver Airport Transit line, in order to satisfy Gordon Campbell's objectives
Yes    9.40 %
No    90.70 %
Question #3
In your opinion will (most) people (often) do things for another person or persons simply out of the goodness of their heart, expecting nothing in return?
Yes    9.40 %
No    87.40 %
Question #4
The private partners in the proposed RAV transit project will receive the fares paid by users of that transportation system, if constructed. All BC taxpayers (according to Gordon Campbell's plan), will pay for the majority of the project costs and be responsible as well for any and all of the aformentioned cost overruns. In your opinion, is this fair to the BC taxpayer?
Yes    06 %
No    94 %
Approximately ten per cent of respondents in this survey are sufficiently delusional to believe that "most people will often do things for one another person or persons simply out of the goodness of their hearts". Yet one-third of these respondents believe that Jimmy Pattison supports Gordon Campbell hoping that there is something in it for Jimmy. British Columbians in stronger BC Liberal ridings do not want to pick up cost overruns on RAV and think that the private partner in any RAV project should properly pay for the right to collect fares.
There is something seriously wrong with Premier Gordon Campbell.

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