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The Hon. George  Baker, P.C. Senator George Baker is the former MP for the riding of Gander - Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador). He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1974, and was re-elected at every subsequent federal election. Since March 26, 2002, he has served in the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Statement made on 27 November 2008 by Senator Jerahmiel Grafstein (retired)

Hon. Jerahmiel S. Grafstein

Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. I am rather unclear on the leader's answers in the last few days about the stimulus package the government embarked upon last year. In it, the honourable senator indicated that a number of measures were taken to anticipate the meltdown in the economy. Therefore, he approach seems to be one of steady as she goes when everyone else appears to be stimulating substantially.

Somewhere in the budget, I believe two years ago, was an allocation of approximately $33 billion for urban infrastructure. As I recall, that $33 billion was to be spent over a seven-year period.

Can the Leader of the Government in the Senate tell us how much of that $33 billion has been spent?

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