Empty election promises in the air

Candidates are trying to score political points by pledging things that will never happen.

It must be election time again because candidates are trying to score political points by pledging things that will never happen.

Linda Hepner is a prime example of this with her ridiculous promise of moving the BNSF rail tracks from White Rock and Crescent Beach. Great Northern moved its line from Cloverdale to the waterfront in 1909 because all other routes to New Westminister had steep grades. They still do.

Just because the community built up around it does not mean it has to move. I am sure that BNSF has no intention of moving their tracks. Besides, who is going to foot the estimated $1 billion to relocate the tracks? White Rock and Surrey taxpayers?

I can see BNSF having a good laugh as they read this gobbley-goop. Hepner and her fellow candidates should choose a more realistic issue instead of grabbing headlines on something that will die on the press before the ink is dry.


Kevin Buffel

Surrey North Delta Leader

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