Earlier, we exclusively reported the New Democrat's provincial council endorsed a resolution calling on the party to "oppose the Campbell government's "˜Gateway Program.'" But does that represent caucus's position on the matter? In an interview with Public Eye, New Democrat transportation critic Maurine Karagianis said, "I think that certainly the party has made it clear what their stand is. And I think that's going to be certainly one of the resources that we look at as we go forward with a transportation strategy. But I think it only forms part of that. We've already been quite clear that there are a number of things within the Gateway plan that we do support and some things we don't support. And, certainly, (party leader) Carole (James) is going to have something to say about that very soon - as will I. But, at this point, there was nothing in the resolution that we felt constrained us moving forward with a more comprehensive transportation strategy."
September 17, 2007