Canada's New Budget to Boost Infrastructure?
"The [Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper] is creating a new $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund in tomorrow's budget to help provinces, territories and municipalities get more job-rich public works projects started, Transport Minister John Baird announced today.
[T]he new $4-billion infrastructure fund's money would be for projects that take place over the next two years. The $7-billion in new infrastructure funding also includes a $2-billion fund to support repairs and maintenance and accelerated construction at colleges and universities across Canada, and a $1-billion Green Infrastructure Fund.
The provinces have put forward hundreds of ideas for how to spend the multibillions the government plans to make available for roads, bridges, water-treatment plants, broadband initiatives and the like."