Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister announced his plans to spend $5.8-bn on improvements of federal infrastructure. In principle, the emphasis will be on the projects; which will deliver fast results and create jobs over the next three years.
Almost about $2.8 bn is planned to be spent on improvements of historic sites, national marine conservation sites and national parks.
The said plan also includes building and repairing of schools on aboriginal reserves, and also to improve military facilities along with replacing border infrastructure.
The break-up of Mr. Harper’s announcement on spending is
— $452 mn for improvement and repairs of Canadian Forces facilities;
— $440 mn to replace border infrastructure;
— About $400 mn for up-gradation and construction of federal government buildings;
— $204 mn to improve Via Rail infrastructure and airports (federally owned and operated)
— $191 mn for improvements and repairs of heritage sites and museums.
These projects are expected to deliver quick results in terms of ‘improvements in federal assets’, which will benefit communities, ‘Jobs for citizens in small and big towns across Canada’ and ‘better opportunities for future’.