The NDP can't lose in proposing that the new Canada Line stop at 49th and Cambie be named after the Punjabi market at 49th and Main St.
Even when Translink says, "No," the NDP has gone on record and thus secured their votes for the next election.
But this is a classic case of multi-cultural ethnic blackmail. Vote against our wants and you're a racist. Ha!
The new stop will be called Langara. You know why?
Because it should be.
The stop is immediately adjacent to Langara Estates. Langara Gold Course and Langara College.
Langara College will provide the largest and most consistent daily ridership on the Canada Line to that stop.
The Punjabi Market is not on the line. It is about 6 blocks away.
There is nothing to stop Transclunk from providing the obvious, practical solution of signage around the station pointing to the market.
But the attempt to rename the Langara stop for the market is a classic case of political correctness gone mad.