Double Trouble: COLD WAR 2.0 / Balkan Devlen with George Takach
Double Trouble: COLD WAR 2.0 / Balkan Devlen with George Takach
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MPs call Guilbeault to explain road funding remarks at committee – National [Video]

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Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has been asked to a House of Commons committee to explain his controversial remarks on federal road funding.

Last Monday, Guilbeault told a crowd in Montreal that Ottawa will “stop investing in new road infrastructure,” according to quotes published in the Montreal Gazette.

When pressed by reporters two days later, Guilbeault said he “should have been more specific,” clarifying the government doesn’t have the funds for “large projects.” He referred to the trosième lien, a highway tunnel connecting Quebec City to Lévis, as an example.

MPs on the House of Commons transport committee voted Wednesday to have Guilbeault appear within 14 days, as well as Housing and Infrastructure Minister Sean Fraser and Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez.

The committee metat the request of the Conservatives, Bloc Québécois and NDP. Conservative transport critic Mark Strahl has called Guilbeault’s comments “outrageous,” and was among the signatories of a letter requesting for Guilbeault to explain his …

Hon Tony Abbott in conversation with Brian Lee Crowley / MLI
Hon Tony Abbott in conversation with Brian Lee Crowley / MLI
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