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Joint Letter to Premier Horgan Re: George Massey Tunnel

Apr 24, 2019

Recently, Mayor George V. Harvie, along with the Mayors of Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, and White Rock, and the Chiefs of the Musqueam Indian Band and Tsawwassen First Nation, sent a letter to Premier John Horgan requesting immediate action to solve the traffic congestion problem at the George Massey Tunnel.

“I am gratified that my colleagues across the region also view this as a very important issue,” said Mayor George V. Harvie. “Together, through our initial meeting and now going forward under the leadership of Chair, Sav Dhaliwal as part of the new Metro Vancouver George Massey Crossing Task Force, combined with my role as Chair of the Industrial Lands Strategy Task Force, I hope we will be able to convince the Province of the urgency of taking immediate action to resolve this terrible bottleneck."

The joint letter represents a significant step forward because it is the culmination of a meeting organized by Mayor Harvie on February 21, 2019 and represents consensus from key local governments affected by one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in Canada.

To read the joint letter click here: George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project.

On December 17, 2018, the provincial government released its “Independent Technical Review of the George Massey Crossing.” Based on the provincial government’s stated timeline, commuters are unlikely to see any relief from congestion until 2030.

For more information on this news release, contact Mayor George V. Harvie at 604-946-3210 or e-mail