At­lantic Canada may­ors press Ottawa to con­tinue fund­ing mu­nic­i­pal in­fras­tru­crure projects

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT - BY CHRIS SHAN­NON

fis­cal year, will de­liver its bud­get in March.

Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Mayor John Mor­gan said the cur­rent dead­line of March 31, 2011, for project com­ple­tion un­der the fed­eral stim­u­lus in­fra­struc­ture fund is sim­ply too tight to meet for many im­por­tant projects.

He said the may­ors’ congress wants a nine-month ex­ten­sion to the fund.

“ Those fed­eral fund­ing dol­lars al­low us to get work done when we oth­er­wise wouldn’t be able to make it hap­pen,” Mor­gan said.

“Stim­u­lus fund­ing, in par­tic­u­lar, next year is $15 mil­lion go­ing on the roads and re­lated projects for the next bud­get year. We’re re­ally at our lim­its in terms of do­ing that road construction within the time lim­its that are avail­able.”

The congress is call­ing on all At­lantic Cana­dian mem­bers of par­lia­ment to sup­port an ex­ten­sion of the pro­gram.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.