|Replacements Looked at For Canadian Infrastructure Program|
|Written by Jared Linnen|
|Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:11|
Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison is hoping to see the flow of federal dollars into Saskatoon to help with the traffic bridge, perimeter highways, a new commuter bridge, and relocating the City Yards.
The federal government is currently engaged in roundtable discussions across the country as it looks to replace or extend its current Building Canada Program.
The infrastructure program is what brought federal dollars to existing projects such as the new art gallery and the Circle Drive South project.
Mayor Atchison is hoping the new version of the program will offer a similar funding model for infrastructure projects like the ones mentioned, but perhaps over a longer term, such as 10 years.
He says that would bring the program more in line with municipal borrowing practices.
The current program is set to expire in 2014.
(pb aug 2/12)