Yesterday the provincial government committed a significant amount of funding for a variety of projects across the province. Supported projects include upgrades to the St. John’s Convention Centre, more money for the refurbishment of the COlonial Building, hockey arenas in Harbour Grace, Conception Bay, and Paradise, and a new swimming centre in Marystown. The announcements yesterday alone totalled more than $100 million. Electioneering? Buying votes? “If I were spending outside of the budget, then I could understand that kind of a criticism,” Dunderdale said Wednesday. “But telling people how their money is going to be spent, how that offends people given that the money was announced in April, I’m at a loss to understand.”
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