Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

April 2009

Ottawa establishes website for stimulus spending
The federal government has established a new website so Canadians can track how their stimulus dollars are being spent.  Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the new website will allow Canadians to track the progress of projects in their community and what projects are being funded.


Questions or concerns about municipal infrastructure?
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Ipex Inc.

Ontario to shovel $27.5-billion into construction projects
The countries largest province is attempting to kickstart the economy by plowing billions into infrastructure... but questions remain as to whether the money will actually reach it's target.  More.

Profile: Municipal Accountability and Innovation Network
The Municipal Accountability and Innovation Network (MAIN) is a national not-for-profit association that advances the interests of taxpayers by promoting innovative practices and technologies in the municipal sector.

Need a pothole filled?  Call KFC...
Don't be surprised if you see Col. Sanders out filling potholes. In an unusual marketing push, KFC is tackling the pothole problem in Louisville, Ky. The chain fixes the pothole, and in exchange stamps the fresh pavement with "Re-freshed by KFC."  They use a chalky stencil likely to fade away in the next downpour.

No word yet on whether the chain plans on expanding the program.

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