Massive Infrastructure Boost
for Budgets across Canada
Alberta, Quebec and British Columbia have all announced budgets with
large increases in infrastructure spending.
counting on the Federal Government to pony up as well, but has announced
plans to spend an extra $2 billion on infrastructure priorities.
$13.3 billion spent on infrastructure of all kinds over the next
three years - a 45 per cent increase over last year's budget.
spending is 'booming' on
schools, hospitals, bridges and infrastructure associated with the
2010 Olympics, while Quebec is spending most of their
new infrastructure spending on the forestry sector and public
Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty inspects IPEX Kitec pipe
Flaherty was responding to reporters following a
meeting with Ontario's Finance Minister regarding the Provincial Budget.
Watermain Break Swallows
driver discovers firsthand what driving across crumbling city
infrastructure can mean. The driver wasn't injured. (Yahoo News)
to Water Hikes: Toronto
Homeowners who were upset about a $33 monthly hike in their waterbills
got a blunt message from Canada's largest city - get used to it.
Faced with a continuing
deterioration of their municipal water system, Toronto officials say
they need to replace between 1 and 2% of their water system annually -
and they're not even reaching that mark yet.
took water for granted the last 50 years," said one Toronto Councillor.
"And you can't do that."
Watermain Break Clock to Soon hit
$5 Billion Figure...
It quietly toils away, counting just how much
broken watermains cost taxpayers
across North America. Sadly enough, the Watermain Break Clock is soon to
hit a major milestone, after only six years in operation.
Questions or concerns about municipal infrastructure?
Let's talk. I can be reached at:
Tel: (905) 670-7676
or: (800) 268-4664
Fax (905) 670-1512
6810 Invader Cres, Mississauga, ON
Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs