NEWS
 
Federal Liberals criticize Harper's new infrastructure fund
Liberal MP John McCallum calls the Building Canada Fund a "cruel accounting trick"
1 0

The federal Liberals are criticizing the Harper government's new Building Canada Fund that promises $14-billion in infrastructure funding over the next ten years.

"This is a cruel accounting trick to parade as if this is oodles of money," said Liberal MP John McCallum, as he pointed to a graph showing that much of the money will be spent after 2019.

McCallum accuses the Tories of back-ending the fund so it can balance the budget before the next election.

"It's a bit suspicious," he says of the timing.

In an email, infrastructure minister Denis Lebel's office argues that money is still flowing from the 2007 fund.

"Unlike the Liberals when they were in government, we are delivering long-term, predictable funding for Canada's infrastructure," minister Lebel writes.

Categories:

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. john posted on 03/20/2014 11:17 AM
    bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh
    bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh

    it is all builshit and i am not falling for it . thay are the liberals after all . thay will say anything if thay think people will bleave them .
showing all comments

@NEWSTALK1010

Facebook

DON'T MISS

IN-DEPTH AND INTERACTIVE

MISSED THE SHOW? DON'T MISS THIS!

Aaron Waxman & Associates present the 4th annual IN-DEPTH AND INTERACTIVE -- if you missed the show, DON'T WORRY. You can check out video and pics RIGHT HERE

NEWS ALERTS

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up for out Breaking News Alerts and receive up-to-the-minute coverage of the top stories of the day

 
1 0

The federal Liberals are criticizing the Harper government's new Building Canada Fund that promises $14-billion in infrastructure funding over the next ten years.

"This is a cruel accounting trick to parade as if this is oodles of money," said Liberal MP John McCallum, as he pointed to a graph showing that much of the money will be spent after 2019.

McCallum accuses the Tories of back-ending the fund so it can balance the budget before the next election.

"It's a bit suspicious," he says of the timing.

In an email, infrastructure minister Denis Lebel's office argues that money is still flowing from the 2007 fund.

"Unlike the Liberals when they were in government, we are delivering long-term, predictable funding for Canada's infrastructure," minister Lebel writes.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. john posted on 03/20/2014 11:17 AM
    bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh
    bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh

    it is all builshit and i am not falling for it . thay are the liberals after all . thay will say anything if thay think people will bleave them .
showing all comments

Top stories

New Democrat Rachel Notley ends 44 years of PC government

Poll

Doctors say only 26 of the 500 people who offered their liver to Sens owner Eugene Melnyk would donate to someone else. What do you think about that?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hours 24 hour(s) VoteResults