Monday, April 28, 2014

Province Wants Feds To Contribute to Highway Maintenance

Ontario says the federal government needs to ante up when it comes to road improvements.

The province is proposing to spend 14 billion dollars in northern Ontario alone.

Transportation Minister Glenn Murray says the federal commitment is well below that, closer to 73
million a year.

He says they are seeking at least three billion a year in Federal support for highways.

Some smaller municipalities also say a federal program for upgrades excludes them because of their size.