Hamilton MP says local institutions were shortchanged in infrastructure funding announcement

June 2, 2009

The NDP MP representing Hamilton Mountain says she is "mystified" by Ottawa's decision not to award any funding from its $2-billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program to Mohawk College. Instead, the college will receive $20 million from a $55-million fund the Ontario government set up for provincial institutions who are not getting any joint infrastructure funding. Chris Charlton also believes McMaster University was shortchanged. While the university is getting $38.5 million for nuclear and spinal-cord projects, bigger proposals, including a $45-million life science building, were shut out for funding. Hamilton Spectator