— July 10, 2017
Conditional grants give the federal government greater sway over projects across Canada.
Ottawa’s so-called infrastructure spending plan includes $77 million to develop regulations for driverless cars and unmanned air vehicles.
Chromite deposit could spawn thousands of jobs for several decades of mining.
Only a small portion of infrastructure spending will go towards building more efficient transportation corridors.
Of the $4 billion earmarked for 2016/17, only $1.6 billion will go to public transit and other municipal infrastructure.
— October 13, 2015
The need for infrastructure spending in Canada is getting a lot of attention this election, with all the parties presenting platform planks on the amounts they would spend.
Over the next two months, residents of Metro Vancouver will vote “Yes” or No” in a transit tax plebiscite, but the proposed tax hike to finance what are mostly public transit projects is at best questionable from a transportation economics perspective.
Over the next two months, Metro Vancouver residents will decide whether they want to pay $250 million more in sales tax each year to help fund a $7.5 billion capital expansion plan, mainly for public transit.
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