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Canada Infrastructure Budget Favors Parks and Bridges

Matt Ball on February 12, 2014 - in Bridges, Construction

The federal budget has money for national parks and a few ongoing transportation projects, but municipalities eager to tap into a $14-billion federal fund for infrastructure projects over the next decade will have to wait a little longer for details on the application process.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty outlined some specific transportation infrastructure projects, including more money for the Windsor-Detroit International crossing and to rehabilitate Montreal’s bridges, plus support for Atlantic ferries and to improve regional ports. The budget also includes plans to provide Parks Canada $391.5 million over five years to make improvements to highways, bridges and dams in national parks and historic canals.

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