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Trudeau highlights new training program to future carpenters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose a visit to the training centre of the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades in Woodbridge, Ont. three days after the release of Budget 2019 to highlight the federal government’s proposed new Canada Training Benefit (CTB).

And in remarks to dozens of apprentice carpenters during the March 22 visit, Trudeau also indicated his government is with the Government of Ontario over how federal infrastructure dollars are being delivered.

The prime minister referred to a new source of funding for infrastructure projects, a top-up of $2.2 billion through the federal Gas Tax Fund effective for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The main federal infrastructure spending program is the 12-year, $180-billion Investing in Canada program.

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