The Canberra Liberals have given their strongest indication yet they will tear up the incumbent government's light rail contracts if elected at the 2016 ACT election.
The opposition has always been against the almost $800 million infrastructure project, but has stopped short of saying it would end all government contracts no matter the price.
Opposition transport spokesman Alistair Coe said his party would do everything in its power to stop the light rail.
"We hope the ACT government does not put a poison pill in the contract to make it very hard to terminate it but every contract can be terminated," he said.
"The opposition will be putting all on notice including the relevant consortia who bid for it that we will not be proceeding with this and I hope the ACT government does not try and burden a future Liberal government with a massive penalty to get out of it.
"But given the availability payment is going to be in excess of $100 million every year for 30 to 40 years, unfortunately the prudent thing to do will be to terminate this contract rather than shackle future generations of Canberrans to this liability."
But when pressed to clarify if the party would cancel a contract even in the event of expensive cancellation fees Mr Coe was less clear, saying in those circumstances they would "renegotiate".
"It would be renegotiating the scope of the works to do something more beneficial for Canberra," a spokesman said.
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