British Columbians have been writing to John Horgan to voice their frustration on the delayed SkyTrain project to the University of B.C. – but somehow have confused the province’s premier with a professor 4,700 kilometres away with the same name.
Professor John Horgan, who teaches psychology at Georgia State University, took to Twitter Wednesday to let his “Canadian friends” know that those writing to him have the wrong man.
“I appreciate your frustration and know there are implications for the whole province not just UBC, but I am not the John Horgan you seek.”
In response, the premier apologized for the mixup along with a photo of a handwritten card.
“When it’s safe, you’ll have to come visiti beautiful B.C.”
I knew something was up when I was mailed all these Georgia State University psychology papers to mark. https://t.co/do3BB64KO5 pic.twitter.com/M1mZsfvZ54
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) February 17, 2021
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to spend $14.9 billion in funding over the next eight years on public transportation projects around the country, including in Metro Vancouver.
Extending the Broadway SkyTrain to the university campus is part of the Mayors’ Council 10-year vision, with a price tag of $3.3 to $3.8 billion.
Details on what federal funding will be doled out to B.C. projects have not yet been determined.
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