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Watts: Communities are waiting for the Liberal infrastructure Plan

Conservative Party of Canada | February 5, 2016

Ottawa – Canadian communities are still waiting for the Prime Minister to provide a concrete plan for infrastructure investment following the Big City Mayors Caucus, said the Conservative Party Critic for Infrastructure and Communities, Dianne Watts, today.

“The Conservative Party understands that the federal government must support Canadian infrastructure projects. This is why we consulted with hundreds of stakeholders, held ministerial roundtables, accepted written submissions, and worked with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to create the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan launched in 2014,” said Watts. “Today, this money is available for cities, and all that’s needed for these funds to flow is the greenlight from Justin Trudeau.”

Watts said, “This is money for projects that will help create jobs and growth for Canadians and the Big Mayors Caucus understands this and stressed the need to have a plan. I had hoped to see some concrete details come out of the meetings between the mayors and federal ministers, but unfortunately this wasn’t the case. I hope to see the Prime Minister and the Infrastructure Minister come up with a plan to act on the mayors’ requests as soon as possible.”