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Catching the stimulus program wave


February 22, 2010
By Toronto Sun

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Catching the stimulus program wave  
The federal government says it has finished deciding who gets what under key parts of its massive stimulus program in a tidal wave of approvals that should propel a spring job surge.

February 23, 2010 – According to a Toronto
Sun report yesterday, “the federal government says it has finished deciding who
gets what under key parts of its massive stimulus program in a tidal wave of
approvals that should propel a spring job surge."

Officials say more than 6,000 infrastructure projects have been approved
since the program started a year ago and $9.4 billion has been committed to
stimulus spending. That jumps to $27 billion including funding from other levels
of government.

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The rush of approvals means there will likely be a huge crush of work
kicking into high gear this spring and summer, even as the economic recovery
takes hold.

“I think 2010 will be a record year for public infrastructure,”
Infrastructure Minister John Baird in an interview, pointing specifically to
public transit, roads, bridges and water treatment. | READ MORE