Opinion

James said ‘no’ on twinning Port Mann

Desperate attempts by the NDP to re-interpret and re-style the meaning of what Carole James said just aren’t going to work. 

People have been waiting for years for James and the NDP to articulate a policy on the twinning of the Port Mann Bridge, and now they have: The NDP are opposed to twinning the Port Mann Bridge.  James couldn’t have been more clear. 

What part of “no” don’t the NDP understand?  Everyone in B.C. clearly understood what Carole James meant when she said “no” to twinning the Port Mann Bridge. 

I can certainly understand why NDP stalwarts are so freaked out by the NDP’s policy of opposition to the bridge twinning project, and why they’re so desperate to rewrite the history on this one.  It’s because they know the bridge and highway expansion projects are popular and supported by a huge majority of people in the Lower Mainland.  

Re-interpreting and re-styling the meaning of what Carole James said just isn’t going to work for the NDP.

Trudy Gordon, Burnaby

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