September 14th, 2015

NGO new study confirms NDP infrastructure plan will create jobs, strengthen economy

Broadbent Institute study shows Mulcair’s approach puts Canada back on track

A new study published by the Broadbent Institute on infrastructure spending confirms that Tom Mulcair’s commitments on transit and infrastructure will get Canadians – and Canada’s economy – moving again.

“Stephen Harper’s lost decade has left cities with inadequate funding and onerous red-tape that delays progress and holds municipalities back,” said Mulcair. “Our plan will provide cities across Canada with stable, predictable federal infrastructure funding to support their long-term transit needs.”

The Broadbent study outlines the concrete benefits of large-scale infrastructure investments, of the type and size proposed by Tom Mulcair, for both short- and long-term prosperity in Canada.

The study comes in the wake of the NDP’s infrastructure platform announcement, which prompted a chorus of support, including from Canada’s municipal leaders.

“The NDP’s detailed plan will grow the economy, create local jobs and improve the quality of life for Canadians in communities of all sizes,” said Federation of Canadian Municipalities President, Raymond Louie in a statement last week. “It points the way forward to a new era in which cities and communities can plan ahead and deliver on local priorities."