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    Canada and Ontario Invest in Niagara People Mover Project

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    From a Marketwire press release:

    he City of Niagara Falls will soon benefit from a new bus system thanks to a joint investment by the Governments of Canada and Ontario, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Kim Craitor, MPP for Niagara Falls, and His Worship Ted Salci, Mayor of Niagara Falls, announced today.

    “The Government of Canada is proud to be a long-time supporter of this project,” said Minister Nicholson. “The Niagara People Mover will contribute to easier movement of people in this great city. We are happy to join with the Government of Ontario and the City in making this long-awaited project a reality.”

    $50 million for new people-mover system

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A major transportation project that has been stalled for years got a fresh injection of fuel Monday.

    At a press conference at the Via rail station on Bridge Street, Ontario Deputy Premier George Smitherman announced the province will contribute $25 million toward the development of a new people mover bus system linking the city’s major tourist districts with Niagara Parks Commission properties.

    The money put up by Queen’s Park matches the $25 million pledged by the federal government in 2003.

    Smitherman, who is the provincial energy and infrastructure minister, said the time was right for Queen’s Park to “step up to the plate” as an equal partner with Ottawa on the project.

    “The reality is that until today, the province of Ontario has not been an equal partner with the government of Canada in what is a signature investment here in Niagara Falls,” Smitherman.

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