Monday, December 13, 2010

Election watch

Some items of interest from the past few days...

$18.1 million for a natural gas pipeline in Thetford Mines announced by Harper today. Christian Paradis' riding.

Tony Clement announces a $300 million contribution to an engine development programme in Mississauga today, likely to shore up Conservative MP Bob Dechert's hold on the Mississauga-Erindale riding.

Harper again, on Friday, announced $19 million to dredge Sydney Harbour in N.S., likely to attempt to gain a seat there for Conservative candidate Cecil Clarke:
Harper singled out Cecil Clarke, the Cape Breton North MLA, for praise.

"I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention your stellar member of the legislative assembly, Cecil Clarke, who has much to do with why I am here," the prime minister said.

Clarke is moving from provincial to federal politics to run for the Conservatives against Liberal MP Mark Eyking in the Sydney-Victoria riding in the next election.
Plenty of others to track as well but those are some of the biggies from the past few days, totalling almost $350 million.

Christmas is clearly the season for giving.