Saturday, Nov 19th:
We Say: New bridge a reflection of Metro Moncton’s vitality
There are many people who deserve praise for the new bridge. Certainly Premier Bernard Lord and Transportation Minister Percy Mockler were front and centre in negotiations for the $28 million structure. Their co-operation has been exemplary.
How about thanking Santa Claus? The process leading to this bridge has been a travesty – regardless of how much praise Al Hogan heaps on the Premier.
The former Liberal government build a second crossing in Miramichi way back in the early 1990s despite the fact that the Riverview/Moncton crossing has more than two times the traffic (and Miramichi had the exact scenario – the Douglastown Bridge and a crappy little Gunningsville like bridge).
The current Tories strung out Riverviewians for almost seven years – through two elections – and you can bet your bottom dollar the lack of economic and population growth in Riverview has been directly tied to the patheticly slow development of that bridge.
So while Al Hogan is busy slapping the Lord so hard on the back he’ll need physiotherapy, Riverview has missed out on a decade of growth.
Thanks a bunch.