Crumbling infrastructure in the north is going to be a big issue for the NDP this election. That’s according to Timmins-James Bay candidate Charlie Angus, who says the status quo isn’t cutting it. He claims the federal government has failed in terms of infrastructure, like our roads. Those costs are being downloaded onto municipalities. This is a problem when the north has aging infrastructure and smaller populations.
Angus says the NDP is committing to long-term, sustainable funding. That means it won’t be a one-off program, which forces the city to rush and get an application in, before the money is all gone. According to Angus, that’s not how you ensure sustainable communities.
Running against Angus in the October 19th election is Conservative John Curley, Green Party candidate Max Kennedy, and Liberal Todd Lever.
Full answer from Angus: