Transit funding at risk: Boshcoff

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Ken Boshcoff is frustrated with the games that continually are being played by the Opposition regarding the upcoming election.
“The prime minister has made it very clear that he will call an election within 30 days of the release of the final Gomery report,” said Boshcoff.
“It is my hope that the Opposition will stop these games and spend the remaining weeks of the year focused on the needs of Canadians,” he added.
The three Opposition parties are threatening to table a confidence motion and force a Christmas election. Such a move would cancel:
•the $565-million energy rebate to low-income families and seniors;
•the $220-million increase in seniors’ income security programs;
•whistleblower protection legislation; and
•dozens of other important pieces of legislation.
Of special interest to this riding is the funding for public transit that is included in Bill C-66.
Failure to pass this legislation threatens the two-year transit funding program that allocates $11,000 to the Town of Fort Frances and $2.8 million to the City of Thunder Bay.
“I am calling on the Opposition candidates in this riding to contact their leaders and tell them to stop the games,” said Boshcoff. “These programs are too important to our communities to be played with so carelessly.”

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