Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flaherty starring in Slush Fund Millionaire

Government unveils $3-billion stimulus stash
Thu. Feb. 26 2009
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA -- The federal government has announced plans for a $3-billion emergency fund so it can begin pumping out economic-stimulus money in just over a month.

That special fund is designed to get cash flowing to projects far sooner than June, when the budget's supplementary estimates would normally be adopted by Parliament.

The money could start flowing by April if the fund receives parliamentary approval.

The announcement by Treasury Board President Vic Toews comes a day after a cabinet colleague conceded that the current spending stampede could result in some waste.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says that while there is a possibility of mistakes, the economic situation is urgent and the money needs to flow quickly.

The government says accountability measures it has adopted in recent years are strong enough to help ensure the money gets spent properly.

The government promised such an emergency fund in last month's federal budget, but its price tag and details were contained in the 2009-10 main estimates Toews tabled Thursday.

1 comment:

Dr Mike said...

Is that our $35 billion in those sacks that old money bags is holding.

Wouldn`t surprise me one freaking bit.

I am still in amazement over the fact that this guy stole our 35 billion dollars & got away with it --he never had to answer for it--18 blacked-out pages was his only proof--worn-out platitudes were spoken to make himself feel better about his incompetence.

Got to love a guy like that---notttttt.

Dr Mike Popovich