Provinces call for more federal cash for infrastructure
Finance ministers are asking Ottawa to give them more help with costs of roads and transit improvements. Quebec and Ontario led the calls for increased investment in infrastructure as a way to boost the economy and enhance services. Charles Sousa of Ontario said that the province is investing $130 billion in infrastructure over the next decade but the federal government is only committing $75 billion over the same period for the whole country. Ministers say that Ottawa should take advantage of the low cost of borrowing if necessary.