THE NDP GOVERNMENT this week announced it was going to eliminate tolls on the Port Mann and the Golden Ears bridges.
It’s probably the first of many decisions the NDP government will make to support its voting base in the Lower Mainland. The NDP campaigned on removing the tolls, and they are now going ahead with their plan. It certainly isn’t unexpected.
The NDP need to ensure they maintain their support in the Lower Mainland, as those are the people who put them into power. It’s the wrong move, in my view, because it means everyone in the province is paying for bridges that only people in the Lower Mainland are using.
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.