Conservatives weave a tangled web in Victoria

Feds remind people of previously funded infrastructure projects

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch joins Reese Waldron

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, a pediatric surgeon and parliamentary secretary to Minister of Human Resources and Skill Development Dianne Finley, was in Victoria last week to announce federal funding for projects that enhanced accessability.

The Blanshard Community Centre, the site of the April 12 announcement, was given $50,000 in a previous round of funding to upgrade its playground.

Asked to confirm any Greater Victoria projects among the 187 that would be receiving funding, representatives could not supply any.

At Ogden Point this week, federal Conservative cabinet minister and B.C. MP James Moore was on hand, along with B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Blair Lekstrom, to greet the first cruise ship of the 2012 season.

Work to install a mooring dolphin that effectively extended the length of one of the Ogden Point piers and allows for the docking of larger cruise ships, was completed almost two years ago by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

The three-way funding for the project was announced in March 2009, as a joint venture between the federal and provincial governments and the harbour authority.

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