Saturday, September 29, 2012

Will The Massey Tunnel Replacement Have A Lane For Unicorns and Sparkle Ponies Too?


Nevermind the timeline (10 years).

Because the real proof is not even in the pudding.

Instead, it is in the financial plan.

Or, to be more specific, the lack thereof.

To wit, BC Liberal government's newly minted Transportation minister's statement to Black Press' Jeff Nagel in the wake of Ms. Clark's fairy-dusted 'announcement' at the UBCM meeting in Victoria yesterday:

...Transportation minister Mary Polak said consultations with stakeholders will look at whether to pursue a bridge or tunnel, whether to use the current alignment or shift it, and how to pay for it.

"It's fair to say that there will be all number of options discussed as we begin the planning of this," she said. "One of those might be tolls but it is too early to tell."....

Of course, the other minor thing in that quote from Ms. Polak is that they have no idea what they are actually going to build.

I mean, c'mon....

Was this written up on the back Jelly Roll's cruller-encrusted napkin on the helijet on the way to the sickness that is Victoria on Friday morning?




Anonymous said...

probably has some connection to the delta port project and all those new roads

RossK said...

Good point Anon--

Something that most definitely was NOT in the actual announcement read off the back of that napkin.

Wonder if the newly-minted one who spoke to Mr. Nagel actually even knows about that wonkidelic-type stuff?

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Our pretty vacant sort of but not really Premier may have an aversion to sickly stone castles overlooking Victoria's harbour but it looks like she is all ears and no fears when the ghost of Flying Phil speaks to her in her pulling the wool over people's eyes/Stanley Cup winning jersey dreams.

RossK said...

But, Beer....

She's now flying off on a high-speed, self-invited flying magic Philian carpet ride ride to the Albertalands!

And she will indeed be bringing back green-hued, sparkle-maned ponies with golden horns.


Because it's no longer about just "the money".

Instead, what she really, really cares most about now is "the environment".

Or some such codswallop:

...The B.C. premier told reporters Friday following her speech (to the UBCM) that revenues (from Northern Gateway) are an issue for the province, but not the top issue.

"In fact, the bigger issue for us is how do we protect our environment?" she said. "That's what I'm going to talk to them about because, clearly, I don't think they're getting the full message about where we stand."...