ON Tuesday, Premier Christy Clark attacked NDP Leader John Horgan’s plan to eliminate tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges and bizarrely, she claimed the BC NDP plan would favour some British Columbians at the cost of others, said the NDP.
But the reality is that John Horgan’s plan would simply treat the people of Surrey and Maple Ridge the same as everyone else in BC. No other bridge in British Columbia has tolls. And that’s the way it should be. This is about fairness, the NDP pointed out.
It said that it was Christy Clark’s Liberals that decided to break with tradition and impose tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. The real question is why Christy Clark believes residents of Surrey and Maple Ridge should continue to be the only people in British Columbia who should pay to cross a bridge.
Garry Begg, BC NDP candidate for Surrey-Guildford, said: “Christy Clark can’t hide the fact that it was her party that decided to impose tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. She should explain why she believes the people of Surrey and Maple Ridge should continue to be the only British Columbians forced to pay to cross a local bridge. That’s just not fair.”