DELTA (October 5, 2020) – Today, the BC Liberals announced their ground-breaking plan to invest in B.C. infrastructure. The Rebuild B.C. plan includes investing $8 billion over three years in much-needed projects, as well as scrapping the NDP’s insider contract scheme that excludes 85% of B.C. construction workers.
“The BC Liberals are ready to make historic investments in B.C. infrastructure and I am so glad to say that will include a new bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel,” said Ian Paton, BC Liberal Candidate for Delta South. “The NDP has done nothing but cancel and delay a much-needed replacement for the tunnel, stranding thousands of commuters at the worst traffic bottleneck in B.C every single day. It is time to build a bridge that will actually improve the current situation and be able to accommodate this region’s growth in the years to come.”
After three years in office, John Horgan and the NDP have given B.C. plenty of studies and a list of broken promises but next to nothing when it comes to building any new infrastructure. The BC Liberals’ Rebuild B.C. plan will change that, accelerating infrastructure investments to meet the needs of the province’s growing population, create jobs, and improve long-term productivity.
“The George Massey tunnel replacement is just one of the many projects around B.C. that the NDP has neglected and delayed, but the BC Liberals are ready to offer a solution — and get it built,” said Jet Sunner, BC Liberal Candidate for Delta North. “Our government will build a bridge that would meet the needs of our region while planning for the future and creating good-paying jobs in the process.”
“Our $8 billion Rebuild B.C. plan will be the biggest infrastructure investment in B.C. history,” concluded Wilkinson. “The BC Liberals know how to get things built and our Rebuild B.C. plan will help get B.C. back on track.”