PC budget cancels $1B in transit cash for city

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By Idil Mussa, CBC News Ottawa, April 12, 2019

The provincial government's decision to scrap previous plans to double the city's share of gas tax funding means Ottawa will lose $1 billion for its mass transit plans over the next 30 years.

The announcement that the Progressive Conservative government is cancelling plans to double the funds — which are expected to total more than $36 million for Ottawa in 2019 — appeared on page 75 of the PCs' first budget, tabled Thursday.

The cancellation appeared to have taken municipalities by surprise.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/pc-budget-cancels-1-billion-transit-funding-ottawa-1.5095459