It seems that the federal government has taken to heart the old adage of saving for a rainy day—in fact, even the threat of an imminent downpour may not be enough to loosen the purse strings. The Toronto Star reports that the Conservatives put away almost $64 million from a $140 million disaster relief fund last year, and spent “less than half” of the $43 million alloted to crime prevention in the last budget. Not surprisingly, the opposition members want answers, but so far, neither the minister’s office nor the department have commented on the surprise savings.
Tough on crime...prevention spending requests?
Feds squirrel away money earmarked for public safety
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