For Immediate Release
June 29, 2020

MAPLE RIDGE-PITT MEADOWS — BC Liberal candidate Cheryl Ashlie is calling on John Horgan’s NDP government to provide a solution to ICBC’s road test backlog.

“Constituents from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows have reached out to me about the NDP’s lack of action to get ICBC road tests going again,” said Ashlie. “People who need to get to work or school are unable to get their license any time soon because the NDP have no plan. This is another roadblock preventing people from getting back to work, including young people who are simply trying to plan and save money by working this summer.”

ICBC road tests were paused to accommodate physical distancing measures meant to flatten the COVID-19 curve. However, as BC is moving into phase 3 of the reopening, the NDP say they can’t expand road testing until they have sufficient personal protective equipment. These excuses by the NDP simply says to British Columbians – ‘We don’t have a plan.’

“Despite reaching out to MLA Lisa Beare numerous times, a local constituent has informed me that she has not received a single response,” Ashlie continues. “This lack of consideration for an important matter impacting British Columbians throughout the province is another indication that this NDP government has no idea what they’re doing. We need a plan to get British Columbians back on track now.

With the backlog potentially pushing tests into 2021 and beyond, the NDP need to provide British Columbians with a plan on how to deal with this everyday necessity.

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Deanie Wong

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