The Canadian Press

2002-02-06 | Fund-Reversal-Infrastructure

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The federal government decided it would determine how to dish out billions of dollars in infrastructure money -- instead of letting an arm's-length panel do it. The February 5th decision reversed part of a budgetary promise from Finance Minister Paul Martin to create something to be called the Strategic Infrastructure Foundation. It was to oversee spending on highways, urban transit, sewers, water and other projects. Canadian Alliance finance critic Jason Kenney predicted the government would take advantage of the power.

Date: 2002-02-06
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it looks like the prime minister's office said decided to get their grubby hands into the pork barrel that's what this is about, the prime minister's office has decided to change the rules from upon marketers in the budget is a power play by by the PMO, to work to get into this indirect money into, politically advantageous projects and to it's all wrong >>

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