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Policy Briefing: Public Infrastructure

Water, wastewater problems continue to plague many First Nations reserves across Canada

First Nations across the country will launch court challenges against legality of government’s Bill S-8, the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act, ‘this legislation is going to make a lot of lawyers rich.’
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business tells MPs that public sector compensation and closed-tendering are the reason for growing infrastructure needs.
The WHO report says 77 per cent of countries in the United Nations have an audit system in place. Canada does not.
Feds say there’s already enough funding to help local governments meet pricey new Environment Canada regulations.
Municipal leaders praise the federal government’s latest long-term infrastructure plan, want a greater commitment to affordable housing and public transit.

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