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Feds declare new infrastructure fund ‘open for business’

But opposition accuses Conservatives of short-changing previous infrastructure plan to balance budget in time for the next election.

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Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, pictured in this file photo. Although the government is touting the new Building Canada Plan as a $53-billion investment, $47-billion of the plan is new funding, while $6-billion of the funding is money that was left over from the government’s previous seven year, $33-billion infrastructure plan announced in 2007. According to the Parliamentary Budget Office’s 2013 Cost Estimate on Federal Infrastructure, the federal government spent only $25.5-billion—or 85 per cent—of planned infrastructure funding between 2007 and 2014.

 

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Feds declare new infrastructure fund ‘open for business’

But opposition accuses Conservatives of short-changing previous infrastructure plan to balance budget in time for the next election.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, pictured in this file photo. Although the government is touting the new Building Canada Plan as a $53-billion investment, $47-billion of the plan is new funding, while $6-billion of the funding is money that was left over from the government’s previous seven year, $33-billion infrastructure plan announced in 2007. According to the Parliamentary Budget Office’s 2013 Cost Estimate on Federal Infrastructure, the federal government spent only $25.5-billion—or 85 per cent—of planned infrastructure funding between 2007 and 2014.

 

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

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A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
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Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
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Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
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World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
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Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
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The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
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Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
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Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
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Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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