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Cash for border welcome: Bradley (June 01, 2004)

TORONTO, Ont. - CTA and OTA head David Bradley welcomed the announcement of $323 million in funding for border improvements.


TORONTO, Ont. – CTA and OTA head David Bradley welcomed the announcement of $323 million in funding for border improvements.

Federal Transport Minister Toni Valeri and Ontario Transport Minister Harinder Takhar, at a press conference held in Fort Erie May 6, announced the signing of an agreement to commit $323 million in joint federal/provincial funding for 14 border infrastructure projects.

“Today’s announcement that funding for the projects is now in place is welcome news indeed,” said David Bradley. “Canada-U.S. trade depends on the efficient movement of trucks across our border. This announcement will certainly make it easier to do so.”

The cash will go towards improvements to the Queenston Lewiston Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, Peace Bridge, as well as the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and Highway 401.

“Today’s announcement shows that the federal and provincial governments can get things done when they work together. I want to congratulate both ministers and their Cabinet colleagues for making today’s announcement happen,” said Bradley.


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