Conservatives don’t want election, says MP

Langley's Conservative MP Mark Warawa pins depictions of hard hats on a board at the park and ride facility under construction on 86 Avenue

Langley's Conservative MP Mark Warawa pins depictions of hard hats on a board at the park and ride facility under construction on 86 Avenue

Langley’s Conservative MP Mark Warawa used the backdrop of a multi-million dollar construction project to emphasize that the government’s focus is on the economy, not on electioneering.”All Canadians don’t want an election,” he said on Thursday, at the site of the park and ride on 86 Avenue, just east of 200 Street.”The government doesn’t want an election. We want to focus on the economy and create jobs.”Warawa was joined by Langley MLA Mary Polak, Township Mayor Rick Green and City Mayor Peter Fassbender to celebrate the approximately 450 jobs created in Langley over the past 24 months.The federal government is investing almost $19.5 million into the park and ride facility, which will have spaces for 800 cars. When the facility is completed in 2012, coinciding with the opening of the new Port Mann Bridge, transit users will be able to reach Lougheed SkyTrain station in less than 25 minutes.The multi-million projects in Langley and throughout B.C. are not about an election, Warawa said.The event “is to focus on the 445 jobs created because what we have here is all levels of government working together focusing on the economy and jobs.”He added, “We encourage the Opposition to work with us to focus on the economy. Now is not the time for an opportunistic election.”