NDP commits to second bridge for Prince Albert

NDP Leader Cam Broten was in the Gateway City Friday to commit to a much-needed second bridge for Prince Albert.

“A second bridge in Prince Albert is a no-brainer,” said Broten. “It’s a matter of safety for this region and northern Saskatchewan, but it will also boost the economy. Prince Albert and the entire north has untapped economic potential – and one of the missing ingredients is a second bridge. New Democrats will build that bridge.”

Broten said the Sask. Party has ignored Prince Albert.

“We’ve had a decade of resource boom, and families and businesses in Prince Albert and northern Saskatchewan have been working hard to do their part,” said Broten. “But the money’s only going one way. The Sask. Party simply hasn’t been giving back to Prince Albert or the north.

“And since the Sask. Party didn’t build a bridge during the boom, we certainly can’t trust them to build one now that times are tight.”

Broten said the bridge will be funded under the province’s Urban Highway Connector Program and will be included in the NDP’s fiscal plan. Federal infrastructure dollars will be sought to assist with this project. Construction will be complete within four years.