Federal Liberals promise funds for Great Lakes clean-up
January 11, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
In the run-up to the federal election to be held January 23, the Liberal party is promising to spend billions on cl...
In the run-up to the federal election to be held January 23, the Liberal party is promising to spend billions on cleaning up Canada’s waterways.
On January 7 Prime Minister Paul Martin said they would invest $1 billion over 10 years to tackle toxic hot spots along the St. Lawrence River and around the Great Lakes.
The Prime Minister said their 10 year-strategy would include $500 million to restore degraded and threatened areas, including Montreal’s Technoparc and Hamilton Harbour, and $120 million to reduce pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorous in Lake Winnipeg.
Much of the promised funding — about $380 million — would be earmarked for scientific studies to identify ecological threats and the effects of human activity on ecosystems.