Too soon to tell what impact budget has on York Region: Community leaders dreaming of project grants for transit, housing

What’s a little deficit between friends? Despite long touting ideological opposition to the idea, the Harper Conservative government unveiled a federal budget awash in spending on infrastructure and other programs in a bid to stimulate a troubled economy. So, what does it mean for York Region? The short answer is it’s too early to say. York Region’s social service administrators and front line workers are modestly buoyed by the budget’s $1.9 billion for enhanced employment benefits and $2 billion for renovating and building social housing.

Publication Date: 
Jan 28, 2009
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