infrastructure spending

9:06AM
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Just 10.6 per cent of Ottawa’s nearly $100 billion in planned infrastructure spending will be on trade and transportation infrastructure.

3:38PM
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Only a small portion of infrastructure spending will go towards building more efficient transportation corridors.


3:13AM
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Only $2.4 billion is being spent on trade and transportation infrastructure over the next five years.

12:26PM
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For my money—and for taxpayers’ money, too—“shovel worthy” is therefore a much better phrase than “shovel ready.”

10:31AM
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Host cities such as Athens and Rio are already major tourist destinations because of what they intrinsically offer.

2:58PM
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Of the $4 billion earmarked for 2016/17, only $1.6 billion will go to public transit and other municipal infrastructure.


3:00AM
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It’s fairly clear that most of the budget's ‘infrastructure’ spending is not aimed at improving Canada’s roads, bridges and highways.


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The whole country (except Nunavut) will be encouraged to over-invest in public transit since, under the cost-sharing formula, new dollars will only cost 50 cents.