B.C. Greens call for independent inquiry into Port Mann bridge management

Andrew Weaver

ANDREW Weaver, Green Party Leader, and MLA Adam Olsen on Thursday called for an independent review of the Port Mann bridge spending in response to news that a CBC investigation uncovered allegations of at least $150 million in misspent funds.

“The allegations that at least $150 million of taxpayer money has been misspent by the Liberal government on this project are deeply troubling,” Weaver said.

“British Columbians deserve answers. A public inquiry into the management of this project must be conducted to determine whether taxpayer interests have been adequately protected.”

Olsen was appointed the B.C. Green caucus spokesperson for transportation on Wednesday.

“It is essential that major capital projects are providing the best value for money for British Columbians,” he said.
“Taxpayers deserve to know whether their money is being well managed. The allegations published today raise serious questions as to whether this was the case with the Port Mann bridge. We must ensure accountability and transparency so that transportation is managed in the most efficient means possible.”