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Wasylycia-Leis Would Top Up Road Renewal Fund by $60M

September 8, 2014 11:27 AM | News

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

Judy Wasylycia-Leis (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis said Monday she would invest $60 million in local and regional roads if elected.

The former NDP MP said the funding would be spread out over four years, while at the same time keeping property taxes affordable.

“We will make Winnipeg a city that works by focusing on the number one priority of Winnipeggers, fixing our roads,” said Wasylycia-Leis. “Our action will allow us to take a bite out of the infrastructure deficit so we don’t leave a legacy of crumbling infrastructure to our children.”

City council has already approved $340 million in road construction funding, bringing the total to $400 million.

Wasylycia-Leis said revenue provided through two percent in dedicated property taxes will support road renewal both through direct cash payments and smart financing.

— Staff