In Doug Ford's transportation budget, delays are counted as savings - 2019-11-14

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F99.png In Doug Ford's transportation budget, delays are counted as savings November 14, 2019, Alastair Sharp, National Observer

The Doug Ford government's transportation budget is assuming $9.4 billion worth of transit construction delays and counting that as savings without specifying which projects won't be built on time, the province's budget watchdog said on Thursday.

The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) took a look at the budget for Ford's transportation ministry, which is responsible for both roads and mass transit infrastructure, and found that transit spending was being cut by 40 per cent over five years compared to the former Liberal government's 2018 budget plan.

That $18.5-billion reduction was due in part to the cancellation of a plan to build a high-speed rail link between Toronto and Waterloo, which the FAO estimated had been allocated some $7.7 billion over that timeframe.

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