Friday, May 8, 2009

Election Series – Part Five

Good morning, this is part five of our election series. You can read part four from our post on April 28th. Today we will be hearing from the NDP’s Fort Langley-Aldergrove candidate Gail Chaddock-Costello.

What will your government do to promote sustainable community design?
The NDP will be supporting sustainable community designs by working with communities to complete these designs, rather than have designs imposed on the communities. We will repeal the Significant Projects Streamlining Act and the Liberal's requirement that all projects over $50 million be public / private partnerships and restore local oversight of local power generation. We will realign government priorties to ensure all regions of the province receive investments for community projects, to increase job opportunities while addressing community needs, based on community proposals - local solutions for local problems.

What will your government do to get light rail and other forms of alternative transportation built in the South of Fraser?
The NDP are firmly committed to seeing light rail move forward in the valley. We are working with government at the Municipal and Federal levels to put funding in place to review designs and establish a plan for how and when to move forward. We are committed to increasing transit options, multiple use roads and light rail as greener, more environmentally friendly and affordable options for the growing population south of the Fraser. This is not a long term plan, this is a plan we will be working on once elected to see implementation in the shortest time possible.

1 comment:

Jordan Bateman said...

Gail is wrong when she says all projects over $50 million be public / private partnerships. The Province requires that all such projects be considered for P3 potential, but as the Port Mann Bridge project shows, it doesn't have to be P3 in the end.

It's a subtle but important difference.

I can also categorically say that despite her statement "We are working with government at the Municipal and Federal levels to put funding in place to review designs and establish a plan for how and when to move forward," no NDP MLA or representative has ever asked Langley Township Council for our priorities on transit or light rail.