Infrastructure bank isn’t for all
Re: Message massage: feds wrestled with infrastructure bank narrative, too (Oct. 11)
Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi’s argument that an infrastructure bank is needed to fund projects that public bodies can’t afford is seriously flawed. In the postwar era, the federal government used central bank financing to build highways, airports, bridges, schools and hospitals.
Prior to 1975, the federal government also introduced Canada-wide medicare, universal pensions, the modern unemployment insurance