Feds not playing fair ball: MP
The MP for Avalon says he’s very disappointed in the Harper Government changing the funding rules for recreation projects in the middle of the game.
During a time when municipalities and sports groups were looking forward to receiving recreational funding through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program, Scott Andrews claims “the Harper Government has once again misled these groups by changing the funding ratio that was stated in Budget 2009.”
The government had announced in the last budget, funding through the RInC Program on a 50/50 basis, the MP recalled.
Although not enough, many groups were optimistic they could access other funding and do some good work to local recreation facilities.
However, Andrews says, “this deceitful government changed the formula and now requires applicants to come up with two thirds of the funding.”
He suggested, “this government cannot be trusted when they cowardly cut their own funding programs that were put in place to assist Canadians and stimulate the economy. If the government cannot manage this straight forward funding program, I’m afraid that our fishery and our economy are in serious trouble.”
He called on the federal government to “treat people with respect and not with the condescending attitude for which they are known. I hold them responsible to live up to their own commitments and provide the 50/ 50 funding previously announced in Budget 2009,” e concluded.