Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

   May  2006

Feds Come Through with Massive Infrastructure Funding Increases

Over SEVEN BILLION Dollars in Spending

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has unveiled a shopping list of new infrastructure initiatives, highlighting the desperate need to fix Canada's roads, sewers, watermains, bridges and dams.

- $585 Million over two years for a Highways and Borders fund.
- $91 million over two years for Pacific Gateway Initiative
- $181 million for Strategic Infrastructure Fund
- Over $530 million to renew Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

Over $5.5 Billion in new spending, while gas tax money continues to remain in the hands of municipalities...

To see Flaherty's historic announcement, click here.  The full multi-media list of Budget initiatives can be found here.

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Toronto's Crumbling Infrastructure

Another major Toronto street is closed for months, after a cast-iron water pipe broke. Aging water lines are to blame. (Toronto Star)

Broken Watermain - Repairs "Could Take Months..."
City of Toronto officials said it will take two to three months to repair a sinkhole that opened up after a water main break.
Newer Technologies Provide Answers to Infrastructure Issues
Broken, unsafe pipes... you wouldn't want to drink from them, why should your residents? Click here to discover the solution.
Watermain Break Clock to Soon hit $5 Billion Figure...
Flaherty's Infrastructure boost can't come soon enough - consider the Watermain Break Clock, which will soon hit a major milestone, after only six years in operation.



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