Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Morneau Promises Quick Response concerning Electric Light-Rail Train Project

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Morneau Promises Quick Response concerning Electric Light-Rail Train Project

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Second phase of federal infrastructure coming soon: Morneau

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MONTREAL - Quebec's Caisse de depot will have a response to its funding request for the Montreal electric light-rail project within a reasonable time frame, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Thursday.

He also said the second phase of the federal infrastructure program will be launched within the next six months.

"We are confident the project's timeline will satisfy Montreal and the Caisse and will give us enough time to look at the benefits of the program," Morneau told a news conference after a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade.

Morneau reiterated the Liberal government's interest in the project, adding Ottawa is aiming to support second-phase projects by negotiating partnerships with other levels of government and with the private sector. …

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