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BC Conservative blasts Liberal investment on Highway of Tears

The leader of BC’s Conservative Party is calling out the provincial Liberals commitment toward the Highway of Tears.

Dan Brooks says spending 3 million dollars on the road isn’t enough.

“It’s pathetic, we are talking about 800 kilometres of road and several communities so I do not think there is any way the minimal amount will service them in any nature.”

He says the Conservatives solution is simple.

“What I think we should do for the Highway of Tears is make a massive investment toward infrastructure and public transit along the highway and then piggy-back it to improve safety and tourism opportunities in the region.”

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Just the name of the highway reflects poorly on Northern BC.

The BC Liberals announcement comes on the same day the party announced a 50 million dollar investment to the Michael Smith Foundation in Vancouver for health research.

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