In­fra­struc­ture bank isn’t for all

Winnipeg Free Press - - YOUR SAY -

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

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