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FCM calls for Ottawa to ensure money earmarked for new trade and transportation corridor fund is spent on local priorities in rural and northern communities

By Marco Vigliotti      

The recommendation is one of dozens included in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ pre-budget submission, and comes in tandem with sustained pushes from the advocacy body to ensure local players are setting the priorities for Ottawa’s multibillion dollar infrastructure plans.

In the 2017 budget, the Liberals announced $10.1 billion over 11 years for a trade and transportation projects. Of that total, $2-billion has been specifically allocated to help get Canadian products to market, under the new Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative.  The Hill Times file photograph

Canada’s national association of municipalities is calling on the federal government to ensure funding earmarked for trade and transportation corridors is spent on locally identified priorities in rural and northern communities, including “airport, marine and road projects that promote economic development.”

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