Today’s NDP will boost funding for local roads in Winnipeg

Today’s NDP will boost the province’s share for fixing Winnipeg’s road investments to $65 million a year to help fix potholes and renew local streets, Fort Garry-Riverview NDP candidate James Allum announced today.

“Part of our NDP’s vision for a connected Winnipeg means freeing up City resources to fix local roads and potholes,” Allum said. “Smoother roads mean safer drives for families and less wear and tear on your car. These investments will help us grow Winnipeg for the future.”

Conservatives double down on their plan to cut 1.8 billion dollars from infrastructure

As expected, the Conservatives announced no new funding for municipalities today.

In fact, they doubled down on their plan to cut 1.8 billion dollars from infrastructure spending in the next six years.

The other day, the Conservative candidate at the CBC debate called important infrastructure investments like replacing the 100-year-old Louise Bridge "pet projects."

The last time Pallister had the chance, as a senior minister in the Filmon government, they raised the gas tax but cut highways investments. And now we know that he'll cut infrastructure again.