Be careful what you wish for in next provincial election

Editor:

Re: NDP playing shell game when it comes to new river crossing, letter to the editor, May 30

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I read with interest John Godfreyson’s letter about the shell game he purports the NDP government is playing in regards to the new river crossing and his final conclusion that residents of South Delta remember this fiasco at election time.

He must not have lived in this riding very long, because with this view of tossing out the party in power if it does not “do well” by the residents of South Delta, he has not heard of the Liberal attempts to close the emergency department overnight and reduce the status of Delta Hospital.

He must not have heard about the fiasco of the high voltage power lines in Tsawwassen or 16 years of the Liberals telling us a crossing was coming -- “Look, we’re pre-loading the freeways” -- just so we’d re-elect them again. There was also a housing crisis which the Liberals reveled in, due to huge amounts of dirty money, but they raised huge taxes and didn’t know why they were getting so much money?

South Delta elected an independent (Vicki Huntington) after the electorate was fed up with the way the Liberals treated them. It even returned the independent for a second term.

The NDP has governed, with Green Party help, for almost two years, quietly going about the province’s business and has finally got a consensus on what the jurisdictions want in the form of a crossing. I also hope that we see a commencement on construction very soon. I do believe a tunnel is the best option and the cheapest.

As for the 10-lane bridge that creates a parking lot at the south end of the Oak Street Bridge, anyone knows that it was never a starter, especially with no train commuter service.

John Murphy

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