Canadian Cities Hopeful About New Pledges for Infrastructure
The Conservative budget is expected to deliver a long-term infrastructure deal worth well over $30-billion – an amount Canada’s cities are prepared to welcome even though it falls billions short of what they say is needed.
The government pledged two years ago to work with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on a new infrastructure plan to replace the deal that expires in 2013-14. The process involved extensive discussions across the country, and countless meetings with officials in Ottawa.
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