LANGLEY (October 13, 2020) – Last week, 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 to build more schools, hospitals, transit and roads in every corner of the province, as well as scrapping the NDP’s insider contract scheme that excludes 85% of British Columbians construction workers. In Langley, this will mean investments in transit and widening the Trans-Canada Highway.
“During this period of recovery, we need to get serious about investing in our province and in projects that will stimulate the economy,” said Margaret Kunst, BC Liberal Candidate for Langley East. “Our plan to widen the Trans-Canada highway between Langley and Whatcom Road is a perfect example of this much-needed kind of investment. The project will increase both the capacity and the safety of this vital highway and it is so exciting to be able to announce that this long-awaited project would become a reality under a BC Liberal government.”
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.
“In addition to widening the Highway, we will also invest heavily in transit for our growing population,” continued Polak. “While we focus on extending the SkyTrain to Langley, a BC Liberal government will immediately invest $5 million into our transit system to expand the rapid bus service and better connect Langley with Surrey and Abbotsford. This will be a huge benefit to our community.”
“Our $8-billion Rebuild B.C. plan will be the biggest infrastructure investment in B.C. history,” concluded BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson. “The BC Liberals know how to get things built and our Rebuild B.C. plan will help get B.C. back on track.”