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Mayors form alliance to push for housing cash

Friday’s housing summit will put pressure on senior governments to commit serious, stable money to build and fix affordable housing.

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Mayors seek quick access to $60-B federal fund

The country’s big city mayors concluded their day-long working session Thursday with assurances Ottawa will provide cities with the cash they need to fix crumbling infrastructure.

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PM Justin Trudeau promises not to meddle in municipal project-funding decisions

Tells Canadian mayors and councillors they will decide infrastructure priorities. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa won't meddle in decisions about which major projects are built in Canadian cities, towns and rural municipalities.

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Infrastructure decisions will be left in hands of cities: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to leave infrastructure decisions in the hands of municipalities, providing a welcome signal to increasingly antsy mayors.

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Mayors pleased infrastructure decisions will be made locally

The Prime Minister’s speech was welcomed enthusiastically by mayors Brian Bowman and Don Iveson, who said the comments are solidifying the perception that Ottawa is accepting the position that decisions affecting local communities need to be made by local leaders.

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Justin Trudeau restarts 'neglected' relationship with Canada's mayors

2-day big city mayors talks continue with cabinet ministers later Friday.
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Sohi says Liberals willing to cut strings on infrastructure funds to help cities

The federal infrastructure minister says his government is willing to cut the strings on new infrastructure cash to help cities repair and build roads, bridges, sewers and public transit facilities.

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Big city mayors meet with Trudeau and mount the pressure to open strings on infrastructure money

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to be flexible and fair with billions in new infrastructure money as mayors from the country’s biggest cities press the Liberals for carte blanche on the new cash.

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