more cuts and delays on the way for the west lrt

Jason Markusoff, for the Calgary Herald
January 25th, 2010

Calgary will have to reconsider its construction schedules and financing options for LRT expansion, recreation centres and other projects as it braces for a $100-million cut in its “sustainability” grant from the deficit-plagued Stelmach government.

Civic leaders around Alberta have been warned that next month’s provincial budget — which was to include the first full-sized instalment of Premier Ed Stelmach’s promised $1.4-billion Municipal Sustainability Initiative — will only include grants roughly the size of 2009’s more modest offerings.

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