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September 17th, 2014

Champlain Bridge toll would cause traffic chaos

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) has confirmed the Champlain Bridge toll would cause traffic trouble in the region. Meanwhile, the NDP continues to urge the Conservatives to find a better solution.

“The last thing the greater Montreal area needs is more traffic congestion. Instead of working with the province and municipalities to find a practical solution, the Conservatives continue to ignore Quebecers’ concerns,” said NDP Transport critic Hoang Mai (Brossard—La Prairie).

The PBO study also revealed that a toll on the Champlain Bridge would primarily affect lower-income families and workers, who would be forced to use other roads and bridges.

“The Conservatives’ so-called solution is a new kind of tax. Montrealers and South-Shore residents deserve better,” added Mai.