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With just days left before it is expected to collapse, the government is handing out billions of dollars for a range of projects but it insists it is just rushing to meet prior commitments.
By mid-morning on Wednesday, the government had already committed to more than C$2.8 billion. That was on top of C$4 billion to C$5 billion for miliary aircraft on Tuesday.
Billions more is expected to be dished out for lumber companies, housing and labor-market training in the next couple of days.
"The Liberal Party thinks public money is a party election fund," said opposition Conservative leader Stephen Harper, on the eve of moving a motion of non-confidence in Parliament.
Arguments can be made for each individual project and in some cases the opposition has urged even more spending.
Among the spending announcements, close to C$2 billion will be paid to native Indians who attended church-run residential schools, in an attempt to settle charges of sexual and physical abuse.
Agriculture Minister Andy Mitchell offered C$755 million to grain and oilseeds farmers who he said were finding it difficult to compete because of the high Canadian dollar and U.S. subsidies.
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"What can I say? I can't praise the government and there's no such thing as a healing process. That's just a waste of money to satisfy the needs of Phil Fontaine and his political career."
The tottering Liberal government announced Thursday an aid package of $1.5 billion for the battered pulp and paper industry and for mill towns that have suffered closures.
The government said $800 million of it will be made available as loan guarantees based on the amount companies have had to pay in duties on their softwood lumber exports to the United States.
Another $100 million will be in the form of repayable contributions to companies.
In addition, the government is offering a package of measures valued at $581.3 million for items like research and community assistance, to be disbursed over five years, all conditional on the Liberals getting re-elected.
More details in a moment.
The five-year, conditional part of the package includes:
-$150 million support to communities;
-$215 million for technology suppport;
-$50 million for bio-energy support;
-$90 million for product innovation;
-$66.3 million to develop new markets;
-And $10 million for a council of human resources for the industry.
The federal government commited more than a billion dollars to native health issues Friday despite disagreement over who will provide the services and to which aboriginal groups.
The cash is part of a 10-year plan negotiated with the 13 provinces and territories and five national aboriginal organizations that pledges about $5.1 billion over the next five years to alleviate native poverty. "I believe we have made an unprecedented step forward," said
Prime Minister Paul Martin at a news conference that closed the two-day summit with premiers and native leaders.
"The measures announced today will assist in the evolution of the industry to ensure that Canada's food production industries continue to thrive."