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Today we issued a statement calling for an independent inquiry into the management and construction of the Port Mann bridge. This was done in response to an investigative CBC report that appeared this morning.

Below I reproduce the statement.

Media Statement

B.C. Greens call for independent inquiry into Port Mann bridge management
For immediate release
September 7, 2017

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Weaver and Adam Olsen today called for an independent review of the Port Mann bridge spending in response to news that a CBC investigation uncovered allegations of at least $150 million in misspent funds.

“The allegations that at least $150 million of taxpayer money has been misspent by the Liberal government on this project are deeply troubling,” Weaver said.

“British Columbians deserve answers. A public inquiry into the management of this project must be conducted to determine whether taxpayer interests have been adequately protected.”

Yesterday, Olsen was appointed the B.C. Green caucus spokesperson for transportation.

“It is essential that major capital projects are providing the best value for money for British Columbians,” continued Olsen.

“Taxpayers deserve to know whether their money is being well managed. The allegations published today raise serious questions as to whether this was the case with the Port Mann bridge. We must ensure accountability and transparency so that transportation is managed in the most efficient means possible.”


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Jillian Oliver, Press Secretary
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  1. Clayton-
    September 8, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Does spending thousands or hundreds of thousands for an inquiry get the money back?
    If not, it’s wasted money, accomplishes nothing except to help out in the next election and only costs the taxpayer.
    It’s time to move forward and stop spending money on the past.

    • September 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      It might, depending on what is found. It should also inform government as to what needs to be done (or not done) in the future.

  2. Wayne Richardson-
    September 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Misspent funds. A government reality.

  3. September 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    What is interest rate charged on Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges?