The mayors of Canada’s 21 biggest cities will have their hands extended this morning when they meet in Ottawa with Prime Minister Trudeau.
They’ll press Trudeau to speed up his government’s plan to boost spending on infrastructure as a way of injecting some life into the sputtering economy.
Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says he hopes to get more insight into possible bailout money from the federal government, and how that might flow to municipalities in response to the struggling energy sector.
The Liberals have pledged to spend an additional 60-billion dollars on infrastructure over the next decade.
Of that sum, about five-billion is due to be handed out in the fiscal year that starts April 1st.