Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

  February 2009

Government says 'Yes to Infrastructure Stimulus'
New money will be available for roads, bridges, railways, universities, recreation centres and other infrastructure over the next two years as part of the Conservative government's effort to give the slowing economy a leg up.

"These and other infrastructure form the backbone of our future prosperity," said Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in his budget speech Tuesday. 

Complete text of Flaherty's speech
Official Budget website

Video of Flaherty's speech on infrastructure

Construction industry group delivers infrastructure message to Ontario’s finance minister
Ontario’s finance minister has been delivered a clear and unified message from the construction industry — revitalization and investment in infrastructure will create sustainable economic activity.   More.

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Watermain gusher paralyzes downtown Montreal
Citizens of Montreal woke up to another infrastructure disaster earlier this month.

Workers try to contain a water main break after a 25-inch pipe burst, flooding downtown Montreal.  Photo courtesy National Post.

A 118 year old cast-iron watermain shattered in the cold weather, flooding downtown Montreal and forcing workers to use snow to create an impromptu dam.  More.

New pipe technologies can help provide answers.  Find out how...

See how frequently watermain breaks like this one damage the economy

Washington commuters rescued via helicopter after watermain break
An ordinary commute turned into a daring rescue as a massive water main break flooded a busy street in a Washington, D.C. suburb.

Ten vehicles were stranded in a deluge of near-frozen water.  Stories and video here.
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