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Liberals and Conservatives Vote Down Federal Bill Aimed at Prioritizing Infrastructure Funding for Indigenous and Northern Communities – CFNR

Jun 22, 2022

A Federal Bill which would have given Northern and Indigenous communities more control over climate-related infrastructure has been voted down.

Proposed by the NDP and blocked by the Liberals and Conservatives, the Bill would have modified the Canadian Infrastructure Bank’s mandate.

In control of $35 billion in federal funds, the CIB is responsible for distributing financial support to revenue-generating infrastructure projects.

Had the Bill passed, it would have eliminated their privatized, for-profit model, in order to prioritize the needs of Northern and Indigenous communities facing a climate crisis.

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