$1B light-rail investment is small in the bigger picture

To all the letter-writers who insist that light-rail transit is too costly for southern Vancouver Island.

To all the letter-writers who insist that light-rail transit is too costly for southern Vancouver Island, especially during these times of fragile economic recovery, I want to remind them that the federal government has set a course of spending some $100 billion on fighter jets and military ships – two investments that do just about anything except generate revenues.

Richard Weatherill

Saanich