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Commuters pay the price for Liberal bungling of Port Mann Bridge

July 30, 2015 | News Releases

SURREY – Families and small business will be facing yet more financial pain after the B.C. Liberals hiked up the tolls on the Port Mann Bridge.

“Every single day, middle class families see their more of their paycheques eroded by Liberal stealth taxes,” said John Horgan, leader of the B.C. New Democrats. “For small businesses, this toll hike is yet another cost right off the bottom line.”

E&N line progress still stopped in its tracks

July 23, 2015 | News Releases

VICTORIA – The province’s confirmation of a $7 million commitment to the Island Corridor Foundation does nothing to ensure the E&N rail line is closer to being restored, says Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley.

“This is just a confirmation that nothing has changed for the E&N,” said Routley. “The Liberal government has restated its commitment, but the underlying problems still exist: federal money is not in place and there are questions about whether the entire job can be done within the estimated dollar amount.”

B.C. Ferries abuses FOI laws in order to hide embarrassing email with B.C. Liberal minister

July 23, 2015 | News Releases

VICTORIA - A newly released email shows B.C. Ferries tried to hide an embarrassing exchange between their CEO and the B.C. Liberal transportation minister.

In an email sent from B.C. Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan to Transportation Minister Todd Stone in February, Corrigan says the minister’s recent comments on a ferries policy were “not helpful or productive,” and that the minister should “take this into consideration when commenting” in the future. Following that exchange, the minister has never repeated his comments.