Council Of Canadians Hosting Ladner Event
The Delta-Richmond Chapter of the Council of Canadians is hosting an alternative open house on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project in Ladner.
The open house and panel discussion will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Ladner Community Centre at 7 p.m. Panelists Harold Steves (Richmond councillor and “father of the ALR”), Susan Jones (respected environmental advocate) and Andrew Martin (UBC School of Community and Social Planning) will examine the forces behind the project and the alternatives to the $3.5-billion span. The panel presentations will be followed by an open community discussion on alternatives and actions.
Organizers say we work together to put an end to the 1980’s kind of thinking that views more cars, bigger highways and sprawling development as progress.
They say experience in every metropolis, from Los Angeles to Shanghai, proves this only creates more congestion and air pollution.
The Council of Canadians maintains that in the 21st century, as urban populations grow and the impacts of climate change challenge us, we have to find better ways to move people and products into, out of and across the region south of the Fraser River and throughout the Lower Mainland.