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NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Symbonite » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:15 am

So they are removing the tolls on the bridges

Great....now we have to all pay instead of user pay. and before you say that I said nothing about the Coq tolls...i was disappointed when they removed them too...and you can tell how the road condition suffered since they did.

Time for a PST tax hike I guess.
**Disclaimer: The above statement is in my OPINION only.
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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby alfred2 » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:26 am

he is doing it for his voters , that is ndp.How about the rest of the province? When are you taking msp off ,or are the ndp voters rich enough that they do not mind . This is a payoff to the small ndparea , there is more to this province then van. :cuss:

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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Retrosnap » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:26 am

Symbonite wrote:So they are removing the tolls on the bridges

Great....now we have to all pay instead of user pay. and before you say that I said nothing about the Coq tolls...i was disappointed when they removed them too...and you can tell how the road condition suffered since they did.

Time for a PST tax hike I guess.


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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Retrosnap » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:32 am

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Time for a PST tax hike I guess.
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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Leifer » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:34 am

Listening to Horgan pat himself on the back while delivering this announcement on CKNW.
Johny boy should maybe hold off on the self congratulating.....giving stuff away does not require allot of political skill or PR acumen.
The rest of B.C now gets to pay for something that will primarily benefit the Lower Mainland (not that they didnt already get the lions share of public dollars).
Supporting his base I suppose.
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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Carrs Landing Viking » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:34 am

No plan what so ever on how to pay for the bridges though.

This is going to be costly for all tax payers of BC.

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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:38 am

every9none already was paying for them. they lost money since day one. reality vs bclib fantasy

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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby jimmy4321 » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:41 am

Ya it's stupid to drop tolls

Oh well maybe they can bump ICBC rates even further to pay for it, time to raid the cookie jar.
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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Urbane » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:45 am

    Carrs Landing Viking wrote:No plan what so ever on how to pay for the bridges though.

    This is going to be costly for all tax payers of BC.
We went through an entire election campaign with no NDP fiscal plan and four and a half months after the election we still have no plan. And now we hear that there won't be a full budget and fiscal plan from the NDP until February so perhaps that's when we'll find out how the tolls will be replaced?? It's easy to cut out things like tolls but a lot harder to figure out how the tolls will be replaced. Andrew Weaver calls the policy change "reckless" and I would add "dishonest" to that as well. Nothing is free!

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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Carrs Landing Viking » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:51 am

I have this very distinct feeling that Andrew Weaver will not support the NDP budget in February 2018.

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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Triple 6 » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:56 am

IDIOT. so all the money spent on the Treo offices (Not to mention the jobs that will be lost) I had no issues paying the toll on the COQ (I felt it was better maintained) could they not have just lowered the tolls?
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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:58 am

Triple 6 wrote:IDIOT. so all the money spent on the Treo offices (Not to mention the jobs that will be lost) I had no issues paying the toll on the COQ (I felt it was better maintained) could they not have just lowered the tolls?

they lost money from day one . tolls or not to tune of millions

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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Bettyb » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:59 am

I think my taxes will go up to pay for a bridge I never use, it's the NDP way, how people forget the last go around with this government

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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Carrs Landing Viking » Aug 25th, 2017, 10:04 am

Triple 6 wrote:IDIOT. so all the money spent on the Treo offices (Not to mention the jobs that will be lost) I had no issues paying the toll on the COQ (I felt it was better maintained) could they not have just lowered the tolls?



Exactly, more lost jobs, under the NDP watch.

Absolutely pathetic start to this government.

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Re: NDP removing tolls on Vancouver bridges

Postby Retrosnap » Aug 25th, 2017, 10:13 am

Carrs Landing Viking wrote:
Triple 6 wrote:IDIOT. so all the money spent on the Treo offices (Not to mention the jobs that will be lost) I had no issues paying the toll on the COQ (I felt it was better maintained) could they not have just lowered the tolls?



Exactly, more lost jobs, under the NDP watch.

Absolutely pathetic start to this government.


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