Thursday's spending spree: 23 announcements, $419 million

I'm using Twitter, as I've mentioned here before, as an online database to report/count the federal government's spending announcements. As I'm able, I'm going to start posting daily summaries here. If you're confused by the syntax or or how to decipher it, click here.

So, on Thursday, August 27, here's the breakdown: There were 23 press releases issued in one minister's name or another announcing funding of projects with a combined total of $419 million. (And before you ask: No, this is not new money, this is money approved in Budget 2009 actually being allocated for one specific project or another.) Here's a compilation of the 'tweets' at #ottawaspends for this date (RINC denotes the Recreational Infrastructure Fund, a key part of the federal government's economic stimulus plan):

Min Dept Announcer Headline City PR Funding SpendingLocation
Lebel CEDQR Harper Upgrading Laval stadium Quebec City QC $4,500,000 QC
Prentice EC Shea St Dunstan's RC Basilica National Historic Site Charlottetown PE $425,000 PE
Ashfield ACOA MacKay Investing in forests Antigonish NS $5,000,000 NS
Ashfield ACOA Ashfield Holland College expansion Georgetown PE $1,500,000 PE
Strahl INAC Rickford New primary school Wabaseemoon FN ON $25,000,000 ON
Baird INFC Paradis Gas tax transfer Martinville QC $160,847 QC
Lebel CEDQR Lebel RINC – Kiamika municipal park Kiamika QC $12,261 QC
Ashfield ACOA Shea King's Playhouse Georgetown PE $635,000 PE
Ashfield ACOA Manning Cultural projects Trinity NF $490,000 NF
Ashfield ACOA Kerr Revitalizing downtwon Weymouth NS $700,000 NS
Moore PCH Glover Francophone groups in N. Ontario Timmins ON $226,900 ON
Baird INFC Paradis 92 Quebec projects Montreal QC $374,000,000 QC
Moore PCH Bruinooge Cultural Capital designation Winnipeg MB $2,000,000 MB
Goodyear FEDEV Goodyear Conestoga College Kitchener ON $3,300,000 ON
YELICH WD Duncan Salmon Stewardship Centre Port Hardy BC $80,000 BC
YELICH WD Yelich RINC – Expanding hockey arena Loreburn SK $29,000 SK
YELICH WD Yelich RINC – upgrading fitness centre Elbow SK $3,333 SK
YELICH WD Komarnicki RINC Multi-purpose rec facility Grenfell SK $201,566 SK
YELICH WD Yelich RINC – Swimming pool and arena Kenaston SK $27,399 SK
Moore PCH Lebel Comite des Spectacles de Dolbeau-Mistassini Dolbeau-Mistassini QC $10,000 QC
Moore PCH Cannan Lake Country ArtWalk Lake Country BC $10,000 BC
Ashfield ACOA Manning Bonavista Historic Townscape Inc. Bonavista NF $270,806 NF
Yelich WD Hoback RINC Improvements to arena Tisdale SK $205,166 SK

One thought on “Thursday's spending spree: 23 announcements, $419 million”

  1. Why don't you itemize the 92 Quebec projects. But this is fantastic. The stimulus is starting to flow. Way to go PMSH

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