Hon. Chuck Strahl (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, CPC)
That was a good question, Mr. Speaker. How much money are we going to spend on the new Windsor bridge? We are going to spend zero taxpayer dollars. It is a P3 project. It will not have a single dollar in it.
Perhaps that is an option for the Champlain Bridge. The reason we are not saying that is because we are going to wait for the report to be tabled with me. When that report is tabled, options will be presented to us, including design ideas, whether it should include a railway, whether it should include rapid transit, whether it should include a bus route. There are lots of options. We are certainly not going to go into this willy-nilly.
While the bridge is safe, Montrealers should use it.
We will be working with the Quebec government to design an option.
Topic: Oral Questions
Subtopic: Champlain Bridge