BC premier promises U-Pass for all provincial PSE students

April 16, 2009

As part of his party's election platform, announced Wednesday, BC Premier Gordon Campbell stated that if the Liberals are re-elected to power next month, he promises to extend the U-Pass program to all post-secondary students in the province beginning September 2010. Subsidized transit passes were first issued to Metro Vancouver university students 5 years ago. Students at Vancouver Community and Douglas Colleges and Emily Carr University of Art and Design claim TransLink's U-Pass program is discriminatory, and have recently filed a complaint with the Office of the BC Ombudsman. CBC