MP COOPER SLAMS LIBERALS FOR DELAYING INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING
OTTAWA, November 1, 2016 – Conservative MP Michael Cooper (St. Albert-Edmonton) commented on the delay of infrastructure funding commitments announced today as part of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Economic Update.
The Liberals in their Economic Update delayed billions of needed infrastructure dollars until the next decade while diverting $15 billion of infrastructure funding commitments from the provinces and municipalities to establish an untested Infrastructure Bank.
“The Province of Alberta and the communities of St. Albert and Edmonton are facing serious infrastructure needs,” said Cooper.
“The Edmonton Construction Association is warning of further job cuts and bankruptcies. The downturn in the construction and energy sectors reinforces the need for an immediate infrastructure stimulus to help create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. The Liberals have instead chosen to delay critical infrastructure spending and gamble on an untested Infrastructure Bank. The Liberal infrastructure plan is a step in the wrong direction.”
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