A whopping 90% of what the government promised for transit and water systems was not invested, showing the Trudeau government can’t even spend our money correctly.
If there’s one kind of government spending that is generally supported across the political spectrum, it’s infrastructure spending.
Particularly when it comes to things like roads, transportation systems, pipes, and other basic necessities of modern life, there is widespread agreement that investment in those areas is a good idea.
And yet, it seems the Trudeau government can’t even correctly spend money on those basic things.
A new report shows that infrastructure spending was 40% lower than the $5.3 billion originally budgeted in the last fiscal year. And while this may initially sound like a good thing, the lower spending wasn’t because of any efficiencies or savings. It’s because the government just couldn’t get the money out the door.
Even worse, of the money that was budgeted for projects like water systems and transit, a full 90% went unspent. Plus, the government has not given a timeline for when the money will actually be used.
So, we are getting taxed more and more, watching the deficit and debt go up, and told how strapped for cash the government is, and meanwhile, they can’t even spend the money on the one thing almost everybody agrees on.
This is why people don’t trust the government when they ask for more money, because they can’t even spend the money we already give them.
It’s yet another example of the massive and ever-widening gap between what Trudeau promised, and what has actually taken place.