August 29, 2017

BC NDP declare “Toll Free BC” — but road pricing by another name is coming

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

In order to win a few seats, the NDP essentially bribed Surrey and residents south of the Fraser River with their own money by promising to eliminate tolls on two recently constructed bridges. Recently, Horgan followed through on that promise. 

The move was a hard break from the NDP’s environmentalist wing, and was clearly an easy vote winner. The elimination of these tolls will save commuters from that part of the Lower mainland a lot of money every year.

However, as some warned during the election, ending the tolls means the two bridges are no longer commercial enterprises that will generate revenue so they’ll now be considered part of BC's capital debt.

That in turn will jeopardize BC’s now 12 year-long AAA credit rating, the only province to currently hold the top grade.

Moody’s Investor Service, a highly respected global credit rating agency called the decision “credit negative”, as cited by analyst Adam Hardi in a recent statement reported by Business in Vancouver:

“... the government’s plan, as an isolated action, is credit negative as it will increase taxpayer supported debt and remove a dedicated line of revenue for debt repayment.”

The two bridges still have unpaid debt of $4.7 billion combined, which all British Columbian’s are now responsible to repay.

Moody’s also mentioned they expect the NDP government to come up with additional moves to provide new revenues.

Watch as I show you what one of those key moves will be.

The Vancouver Sun asked BC Transportation Minister Claire Trevena about “road pricing” versus “tolls” and in what is a dumbfounding and frankly insulting response, she said, “What the mayors are looking at is mobility pricing, which is not tolling. It is looking at how people move,”

Wow! It looks like Climate Barbie has some competition for Canada’s champion of stupid and illogical quotes!

I saw this coming a few months ago when I launched a petition to fight back against these new taxes and tolls. Head to NoRoadTaxes.ca, and let's send a message to Gregor Robertson, the Mayors Council, Claire Trevena and Premier Horgan that when you proclaim that we have a Toll Free BC but then open your arms to road taxes, you are a hypocrite.

The war on cars is expanding. If you drive for any reason, get ready to pay more, but let’s also send a clear message— a petition of thousands of drivers— to reject these tolls by another name.

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commented 2017-08-30 18:32:50 -0400
Andrew Stephenson sorry but not everyone pays the same amount of taxes, the socialists do not allow that , REMEMBER???
commented 2017-08-30 18:32:08 -0400
Andrew Stephenson users do pay for those roads with gas taxes, it is the socialists changing that, not the conservatives. And no one is defending the toll or taxes , we are saying it is just another larger grab hidden elsewhere.
commented 2017-08-30 10:12:11 -0400
“Drew Wakariuk commented 9 hours ago
Andrew what the hell are you talking about? They are merely deferring the tolls to another area where they will take more form the people. "

Free roads that everyone pays for equally, regardless of actual usage, = socialism

User-pay is the right wing position here.
commented 2017-08-30 01:56:40 -0400
So then, if the N.D.P’s principle is to create a toll free highway system across B.C. then why are some B.C. residents still paying to use ferries rather than bridges between terminals of the same provincial highway system?… Boss Horgan – “splain” please…
commented 2017-08-30 01:08:14 -0400
I guess the commies, er NDP/Greeny coalition no one voted for, are going to follow the same pattern as their Globalist cohorts who are already shoehorned into place across Canada.
Wynne, Notley, Justin and now this fake party in BC resulting from a fake election…No One Voted For A COALITION!
They ramp up the Canada-destructo-machine right out of the gate – and don’t slow down…that’s the pattern!
They’re right across the country now…Stealing our wealth. Shutting down business. Selling our sovereignty. Dismantling our rights. Legislating insanity.
There is NO opposition. Loyal or otherwise. (THEREBEL the exception to the rule).

This BS about making the rest of BC pay for the bridges or whatever, in the greater Vancouver area smacks of TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
Those were fightin’ words! After that tea went into the harbour, all hell broke loose. When The People get pissed off and they’ve had enough abuse, it doesn’t matter where they live…some tea’s goin’ in the harbour.
commented 2017-08-30 00:59:23 -0400
Andrew what the hell are you talking about? They are merely deferring the tolls to another area where they will take more form the people.
commented 2017-08-30 00:37:12 -0400
It’s interesting Levant would out-socialist the socialists on this one.
commented 2017-08-29 19:51:31 -0400
How stupid do they think we are? WE VOTED THE SOCIALIST/GREEN BASTARDS INTO POWER
commented 2017-08-29 19:35:39 -0400
WILSON , that cat that was let out of the bag , he came to my door and told me that taxes on gas was going up for every body in bc , as well as Fraser valley user fees in some form
commented 2017-08-29 18:54:47 -0400
My kid who lives in the Peace District of BC figures that Horgan actually ran to be the mayor of greater Van, and not premier of BC. He noted that he does not benefit from those toll free bridges because living in the Peace he does not use them, but he will be paying higher taxes to make them toll free, all the while as the New Demoncrats attack Site C and LNG.

Yep. Mayor Horgan, not Premier Horgan.
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