City's wish list for federal infrastructure cash compiled without council's consent - Ottawa - CBC News

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, September 8, 2016

During last fall's federal election campaign, the Liberals promised to boost public transit investment by $6 billion over the next four years.

In March of this year, the Liberals' inaugural budget announced $3.4 billion of that funding would be made available within months. And in April, the federal government told provinces exactly how much money they could expect. The eligibility criteria was released by May.

You'd think that with that kind of heads-up from the feds, the City of Ottawa would have had enough time to sort out its wish list in a sensible, transparent way.

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