Liberals to dole out $2.1 billion to unclog trade, border bottlenecks
Money is part of $10.1 billion in planned spending over the next 11 years on trade and transportation corridor projects.
Budget to show how infrastructure bank can attract, free up investment
Funding for social infrastructure projects could increase by up to 33%.
Senate committee slams Liberal infrastructure spending
Committee alleges the only metrics used to measure spending focus on money going out the door rather than what the money is buying.
Infrastructure spending slow to get out the door: PBO
A delay in government spending could affect the investments’ primary objective: to help lift Canada’s slow-growth economy.
OECD lauds Ottawa’s approach to boosting economy
Canada is taking the right measures to break out of the low-growth trap, organization’s secretary general says.
Morneau insists Liberal plan will grow economy despite falling loonie, oil
Finance minister hasn’t indicated whether the federal government will accelerate infrastructure spending to kickstart the economy.
Feds look to family benefit cheques, infrastructure spending to boost economy
The Conservatives will doll out a one-time, pre-election cash burst totalling $2.5 billion on July 20 to families with kids under 18.
Alberta hires ex Bank of Canada governor for spending advice
Dave Dodge will develop a plan to uncover the best ways the province can fund infrastructure amid the current oil slump.
Wynne calls for feds to quadruple infrastructure spending to $30B
Congested roads and unreliable infrastructure are dragging down the economy, Ontario’s premier says.
Harper must abandon obsession with austerity in budget: Liberals
Ralph Goodale says the feds need to allot more money for infrastructure, eliminate tariffs on consumer goods, and reduce employment insurance payroll taxes.