BC Liberals Join Call to Make Vancouver Bridges Toll Free. Surrey Mayor Says the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Depends on Tolls.

Vancouver Sun reports that BC’s Liberal government, which faces a no-confidence vote next week, has decided to add its support to an opposition party’s call for the elimination of Metro Vancouver bridge tolls.

Meanwhile, Surrey Now-Leader reports that Surrey, BC, Mayor Linda Hepner says the Pattullo Bridge’s condition could force its closure as early as 2020, and she has concerns about a potential change in provincial funding for the planned replacement. “In the absence of tolls — or with a ceiling for tolls — that puts how that bridge will be paid for in question,” the mayor says.