Minister wants to talk about the TCH? Put the numbers on the table: Macdonald

An announcement Transportation Minister Todd Stone plans to make during a visit to Revelstoke on Monday, June 15, is nothing more than smoke and mirrors, says Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald.
“Transportation Minister Todd Stone is making a further announcement to the people of Revelstoke concerning the Trans-Canada Highway that is simply an attempt to distract from the fact that the BC Liberal government continues to break its commitment to complete the four-laning of the highway,” Macdonald said in a statement from his Golden constituency office on Friday.
“Minister Stone is coming into Revelstoke, bringing in dignitaries for a photo op, but what the people of Revelstoke and Golden really want to hear are the real numbers that will lead to the fulfillment of Premier Clark’s promise to complete the four-laning.
“What is the total cost of the project? Where is the money in the budget? And exactly when is the project going to be completed?”
Stone is scheduled to be in Revelstoke on Monday to make an announcement about a new avalanche mitigation system and to attend a Chamber luncheon.
“For the people that drive this highway and rely on it to transport goods and access services, we have been waiting far too long for BC Liberal promises to become action. So far, it is clear that the BC Liberals prefer to put up signs saying they are four-laning the Trans-Canada than to actually get the job done.”
A couple of segments of the TCH between Revelstoke and Kamloops are currently being four-laned.