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No new train, no new arena, but political games continue

April 1, 2019 news

It’s no surprise when a federal Liberal MP and a provincial Conservative MPP accuse each other of playing politics with funding announcements.

Or that both accusations have some sticking power.

But the depth of layering behind Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith and MP Maryam Monsef’s latest spat is more annoying than usual.

 First, consider the background to Tuesday’s “announcement” by Smith and a pair of provincial cabinet ministers that Peterborough could get $26 million over the next decade for public transit upgrades.

Exactly the same money was announced a year ago, almost to the day. It will come from both the federal and provincial governments.

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