BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is weighing in on how best to move forward with Metro Vancouver toll bridges.
The B.C. Liberals announced Sunday they would put a $500 cap on tolls if elected.
And the BC NDP said they’d scrap tolls altogether.
But Weaver says neither idea makes much sense.
“Bridge tolls have been put in place to ensure that the cost for the new bridges are actually paid by those who use it, to eliminate or to cap a tax is unfair to British Columbians outside of the region of people who use it.”
Weaver says the move amounts to cynical electioneering, rather than reasoned policy.
“The six to ten closest swing polls are within seven kilometres of Port Mann and Golden Ears bridge.”
Weaver says his party’s attention would go to upping the amount of alternative transportation in the region.
“We had a failed referendum because of a government that’s lost touch with the need for public transportation. We’ll invest heavily.”
Weaver says he would be open to evaluating toll prices for those who say they’re too high, but would ultimately keep them in place if elected.