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Ford Announces Infrastructure Funding in Fonthill

Photo Credit: Doug Ford Twitter page, @fordnation

August 9, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

The provincial government is dedicating $1.7 million, in order to improve Pelham Street in Fonthill.

Premier Doug Ford made the big announcement at Beamer's Hardware and TV yesterday, alongside Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff.

The government will also be funding 24 transit projects throughout the Niagara Region, worth about $23.9 million.

Our local tourism industry will also receive a financial boost, after Ford announced $850,000 for local festivals and attractions.

Ford spoke briefly about the the governance review yesterday as well.

He said it's "almost comical" that Niagara has 136 politicians for 400,000 people.

"Something's wrong, that's just wasting tax payers money. But I have all the confidence in the world in Minister (Steve) Clark to straighten out any of those issues and make sure we respect the tax payers and run a leaner, more efficient government."