The Trudeau government’s supposed “two year” infrastructure program will take more than twice as long to complete as originally thought.
As noted by the CP, “The Liberals had originally hoped to have cities and provinces complete $5.4 billion in transit and water system work by this March, but quickly realized that more time was needed. A “secret” fall briefing note to Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act, says delays hampered a large number of construction projects, requiring the deadline to be extended to March 2021.”
While it’s easy for the government to try and blame lower levels of government, they are the ones who created the plan in the first place, and they bear significant responsibility.
The Trudeau government had hyped their infrastructure program as an economic stimulus program, but notably also focused on the so-called Canada Infrastructure Fund, which will put billions of taxpayer dollars at risk while letting international banks profit.
Now, with the incompetence of the government being revealed even further, it’s obvious they can’t even manage the infrastructure money they already have.
It’s similar to their deficit promise, where it was supposed to be three years of small deficits before a return to balanced budgets, which has now become deficits as far as the eye can see.
This government made a lot of big promises to gain power, which they have totally failed to keep. This is something we need to keep in mind as we approach another election where Trudeau will say whatever he thinks is necessary to stay in office.
His word – and the word of his ministers – cannot be trusted.