PM: "Less glamorous" welcome for $14B fund

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday afternoon that "less glamorous" projects won't get the cold shoulder from the $14-billion Building Canada Fund.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said that's good to hear because underground storage tanks to prevent sewage overflowing into the Ottawa River aren't necessarily an exciting project. They are, however, item number one on the city's wish list.

Speaking in Gormley, On. Harper expanded on the initiative that will fund certain infrastructure projects.

Four billion dollars will be available for projects that are of "national significance." However, smaller cities will also get a cut, to the tune of $1-billion for projects in communities under 100,000 residents.

The government will start accepting applications for a cut of the 10-year Building Canada Fund later this spring.

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