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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.

 

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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, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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