A leaked document released by the BC NDP says the George Massey Tunnel replacement bridge will cost a lot more to finance the project than the promised $3.5-billion.
The document shows total interest costs from 2017 to 2068 are forecasted to be $8-billion.
That figure includes long-term bonds, short-term loans, and borrowing from a private partner.
In a statement, the BC Liberals fired back admitting to a loan but didn’t reference an amount.
Delta’s mayor Lois Jackson has been in favour of the project and says playing politics over this project before an election is wrong.
“They are playing politics with this and I think it is very wrong, as a Mayor’s council, that they are taking a position of this nature,” says Jackson.
“It’s election time and I really don’t believe the figures…Sorry.”
Construction on the project began last month.