NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says that if his party forms government, he'll transfer an extra penny per litre in gas tax to alleviate traffic congestion in the Lower Mainland.
Mulcair made the announcement at Creekside Park alongside the NDP's candidate for Vancouver East, Jenny Kwan.
It came shortly after he outlined his infrastructure plan to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. In an earlier address, he noted that Canada has a $172-billion infrastructure deficit.
The NDP leader says his plan would deliver $1.3 billion annually in transit funding for municipalities over the next two decades.
Today, Mulcair indicated that this would amount to $5 billion in new money for the Lower Mainland over 20 years.
"An NDP government will be a real partner to Canada's municipalities with predictable, long-term investments to build and repair infrastructure and reduce commute times," Mulcair said in a news release after the announcement.
The NDP has also promised to build 10,000 "affordable and market rental housing units" across the country if it's elected.