Conservatives Not Cutting but Ensuring Proper Allocation of Funds – Pullia

National Politics
National Politics

Ottawa, Ontario – The Conservative Party says, “Justin Trudeau is lying and misrepresenting the Conservative plan to support infrastructure projects across Canada.” Let’s look at the facts.

In a press release issued Sunday, the Conservatives say, “Public policy expert Jack Mitnz confirmed that the Conservative plan only “delays” infrastructure spending by three years. He also confirmed that these delays only impact “uncommitted infrastructure spending. In contrast, the Liberals cut up to 40% of infrastructure spending from 2016-2017.”

Thunder Bay-Superior North Conservative candidate Frank Pullia states, “The Conservative Party will maintain current funding obligations, so there are no cuts but proper allocation as these are matching funds with provinces and municipalities and making announcements and then blaming the provinces for political reasons for not coming to the table without even addressing the issue that municipalities need to be considered when making such announcements, has created inefficiencies and increased costs.

“For example at the City of Thunder we streamlined our budget process to have more time to plan our capital projects, and take full advantage of our short construction season and then we had to spend a whole month rearranging our priorities to match those of the Feds who never consulted with us, thus creating delays and extra costs.
“If elected I will speak from experience on how to ensure that capital projects are all aligned with all three orders of government and done on budget and on time thus saving billions of dollars across the country. I am glad to see that the Conservative party understands this and that is why I am running as a Candidate as I believe we can bring good results and better outcomes for our city and region.”

The Conservatives say, the “Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) agrees. The PBO confirms that the Conservative plan will extend “spending for the Investing in Canada Plan (ICP) over an eleven-year period, rather than the eight-year period.” The PBO also says that the Conservative plan would “spread the same nominal amount of money over a longer period of time. The PBO also confirmed that our plan continues “funding obligations already committed to by the Government”.

Conservatives Offer Supporting Documents

https://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/web/default/files/Documents/ElectionProposalCosting/Results/33020559_EN.pdf?timestamp=1570992945242

https://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/web/default/files/Documents/Reports/2019/Main_estimates_2019_20/The%20Government%E2%80%99s%20Expenditure%20Plan%20and%20Main%20Estimates%20for%202019-20_EN.pdf.pdf

https://cpcassets.conservative.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/14151516/0271ad140de44b8.pdf