Last week, Non-Partisan Association councillor Peter Ladner - a could-be provincial Liberal candidate - dissed the Campbell administration's initiative to restructure TransLink. But it seems that criticism isn't a concern for his may-be caucus mates. In an interview with Public Eye, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon stated, "The one thing you'll notice about our caucus is we have free votes, we have members who regularly disagree with the government on positions. So free and open speech has never been a problem with the B.C. Liberal caucus, I can assure you of that. So I don't have a problem with that."
"But I think his comments about it being bureaucratic, I would totally disagree," continued Minister Falcon. "One of the things that we're trying to change - and actually will change, I guarantee you with some pretty sharp business people sitting on the board - is they will really ring out a lot of inefficiencies and make sure it actually exists and delivers on the transit vision of the mayors that I think will really benefit the public."