Mayors urge Ottawa to keep money coming

Canada’s big city mayors are urging the federal government to keepbillions of dollars in infrastructure money flowing as the countryenters a new era of restraint.

Canada’s big city mayors are urging the federal government to keep billions of dollars in infrastructure money flowing as the country enters a new era of restraint.

The group — including HRM Mayor Peter Kelly — wants Ottawa to extend the $4-billion federal infrastructure stimulus fund for at least six months past the March 2011 deadline — and consider more funding even as it looks to save money elsewhere.

They’re also urging the government to resist the urge to cut other programs — including the gas tax fund and GST rebates — that help municipalities build and repair roads, bridges, sewer systems and other infrastructure.

 
 
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