Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

   April  2007

Largest Cash Infusion for Infrastructure in Canadian History

Over SIXTEEN BILLION Dollars in Spending

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has unveiled three new programs designed to funnel cash into municipal infrastructure needs.

- Gas Taxes Stay in the Hands of Municipalities until at least 2013/2014.
- GST Rebate for Municipalities continued.
- Massive cash infusion into new "Building Canada" Infrastructure Fund

The massive cash infusion means the 2007 budget is, by far and away, the largest increase in infrastructure spending in Canadian history.

 The full  list of infrastructure initiatives can be found here, while the the full budget itself can be seen here.

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Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
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Water: the next Global Money-Maker

"Water is big business, whether it's upgrading London's Victorian-era pipes or dealing with the hundreds of Chinese cities that pump raw sewage into the ocean. So it's no surprise some investment firms are selling water as the next hot commodity to slake a parched portfolio."  More in Macleans magazine...

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Watermain Break Clock hits $5.5 Billion Figure...
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