I was visiting in Ottawa a few years ago when a transit strike occurred. The city ordered the bus drivers back to work because of who were most affected.
The poor, marginal workers who have no cars had the most to lose, since they were unable to get to work and could not afford to miss a paycheque. They could not get their children to daycare; the students couldn't go to school.
The middle class had cars, so basically they were somewhat inconvenienced, but the ones with the least were hurt the most.
Is that what we're going to do in Victoria - hurt those who are already struggling every day just to survive?