Canada's big cities are sounding a national alarm that Ottawa is moving so slowly on spending infrastructure stimulus dollars that projects meant to cushion the blow of the recession will likely not start until next summer – when the downturn is expected to be over.(link)
If we can't get the money out time I'll start doing cart wheels.
This so-called "stimulus" spending is the result of nothing more than shear untamed panic. Nothing could be better if the government couldn't spend it.
No reasonable Canadian, after getting laid off, in a bad economy, would start spending more money that he/she didn't have.
I don't think governments should behave any differently.
Let Big City mayors pay for their own roads.