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City Infrastructure Fund

A City Infrastructure Fund was created in the Canadian federal budget, 2004 by then-Finance-Minister John Manley. It was generally derided as woefully inadequate.

A citizen initiative to augment it with a City Infrastructure Loan program that would ultimately become self-funding was presented to John Godfrey by the Civic Efficiency Group in December 2004. It will be followed up with a more detailed proposal to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in June 2005. In the meantime an interim submission has been made to the Green Budget Coalition to attempt to influence the Canadian federal budget, 2005.