Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Breakdown of Promised Liberal Spending on Green Infrastructure, Technology

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Breakdown of Promised Liberal Spending on Green Infrastructure, Technology

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What the Liberals promised in green spending

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OTTAWA - The Liberal government has promised more than $13 billion in new spending that could help reduce the amount of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. Some details:

-- $300 million to help research and development in the green energy sector: $200 million per year over four years to help green the forestry, fisheries, mining, energy, and agricultural sectors, plus $100 million a year to help the production of green technologies.

-- $2 billion budgeted over two fiscal years, starting in 2017, to create a "low-carbon economy trust" that the Liberals promised in their platform would dole out cash to "projects that materially reduce carbon emissions."

-- $5.65 billion in extra spending over the next four years for green infrastructure, including wastewater facilities and flood mitigation systems. …

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