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MICHAEL LEE -- Increase investment and develop a comprehensive plan to strengthen and support transportation and infrastructure in BC

 

With a new NDP budget on the horizon, Michael Lee, BC Liberal Critic for Transportation, Infrastructure and TransLink, is calling on Transportation Minister Rob Fleming to increase investment and develop a comprehensive plan to strengthen and support transportation and infrastructure in B.C.

 

“After a lacklustre Throne Speech, and with a new budget around the corner, the Minister needs to be thinking long-term about the transportation and infrastructure needs of this province,” said Lee.

 


“This has to include developing a comprehensive and province-wide plan to strengthen and support infrastructure, both right now, and years into the future. We also need to see the Minister putting in much more effort to advocate for B.C. and ensure that we get our fair share of infrastructure dollars to support important projects — especially as more federal money becomes available to aid economic recovery.”

 

 

Lee first raised the issue of a transportation and infrastructure plan with the Minister in January, but has yet to receive a reply. Today’s letter reiterated this call and focused on the importance of supporting key infrastructure projects, like the George Massey Tunnel Replacement in Metro Vancouver and the new Taylor Bridge in Peace River — much-needed projects that have seen no progress under the NDP.

 

 

“This NDP government has delayed numerous vital infrastructure projects since coming into office, making it clear that despite what they may say, these projects have not been a priority — and it’s time for that to change,” added Lee.

 

“It’s time for this Minister to begin planning, not just for how this sector will get through COVID-19, but also for how he is going to build the infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of British Columbians for years to come.”

 

Attachment: Letter to Minister Fleming, April 16, 2021

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