Winnipeg Mayor Not Happy with Road Money Coming from Provincial Government

Winnipeg Mayor Not Happy with Road Money Coming from Provincial Government

By The Canadian Press

Brian Bowman
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has given Winnipeg $65 million for street repairs this budget year, but Mayor Brian Bowman says it’s not enough.

Bowman wanted the province to hand over one per cent of the provincial sales tax collected in Winnipeg, saying that would amount to $150.

Bowman says the city is spending $103 million on roads this year, including Portage, Ness, Pembina, Henderson, Main and St. James.

Premier Greg Selinger says the province will forward the city’s two top major infrastructure priorities — underpasses at Waverley and Taylor, and Marion and Archibald — to the federal government for consideration for Building Canada funds.

He would not commit to forwarding the city’s two other main priorities — widening Kenaston and extending Chief Peguis Trail.

(CJOB)

CP - The Canadian Press


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