Federal budget 'great news' for Ottawa says Watson

By Ted Raymond, CFRA News, March 22, 2017

Ottawa mayor Jim Watson is pleased with the federal budget, which was tabled in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

The federal government plans to spend $20 billion across the country on public transit. The document doesn't list a specific funding commitment for Ottawa's phase 2 of LRT, but Watson says he's been assured the feds will be there with the $1.15 billion dollars to complete the project. He says he was called by the Infrastructure Minister's office on Tuesday, confirming the cash will be there.


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