WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberal Leader, Dougald Lamont is claiming that the Pallister government has left over $1 billion in Federal funding unused.
The money was made available under Phase two of the Investing in Canada Plan and has been available for nearly a year.
“This money could be used to invest in major projects in communities across the province. Municipalities could use this money to repair roads and bridges,” said Lamont. “The money is there, waiting to be invested in Manitoba, but this government couldn’t be bothered to access it on behalf of Manitobans.”
Lamont said the Federal funding could have prevented municipalities from having to delay major infrastructure projects. Instead, municipalities were forced to dip into reserve funds to pay for projects.
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