Have-not provinces beg Ottawa for more cash


Locutus
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Financially hobbled Ontario and Manitoba beg Ottawa for more infrastructure cash ow.ly/A2Bh6 (external - login to view) #cdnpoli (external - login to view) #ONpoli (external - login to view) #MBpoli (external - login to view)

Instead of cutting wasteful spending, Mr. wynne begs for handouts.



TORONTO - Ontario is asking the Stephen Harper government to kick in about $12 billion more a year for the province's infrastructure, such as transit, roads and bridges.

The request by Premier Kathleen Wynne and representatives of other provinces and territories for the equivalent of a 2% share of gross domestic product (GDP) devoted to infrastructure funding -- about $30 billion across the country -- came Wednesday as she hosted the Building Canada Up Summit in Toronto.

Ontario's share of that fund would be about $12 billion, she said.

"I'm making a proposal," Wynne said when asked if she believed the Harper government was prepared to hand over such a large chunk of money on an ongoing basis.


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MB needs it badly. They have oil to pay back any fronts.
 
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Financially hobbled Ontario and Manitoba beg Ottawa for more infrastructure cash ow.ly/A2Bh6 (external - login to view) #cdnpoli (external - login to view) #ONpoli (external - login to view) #MBpoli (external - login to view)

Instead of cutting wasteful spending, Mr. wynne begs for handouts.



TORONTO - Ontario is asking the Stephen Harper government to kick in about $12 billion more a year for the province's infrastructure, such as transit, roads and bridges.

The request by Premier Kathleen Wynne and representatives of other provinces and territories for the equivalent of a 2% share of gross domestic product (GDP) devoted to infrastructure funding -- about $30 billion across the country -- came Wednesday as she hosted the Building Canada Up Summit in Toronto.

Ontario's share of that fund would be about $12 billion, she said.

"I'm making a proposal," Wynne said when asked if she believed the Harper government was prepared to hand over such a large chunk of money on an ongoing basis.


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All they really have to do is cut government waste and there would be more than enough money to go around.
 
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