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Flood-stricken communities applaud stimulus extension
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, December 2, 2010 12:16PM CST
Flood-ravaged municipalities in Saskatchewan are welcoming news that the deadline for Ottawa's economic stimulus plan is being pushed back by a construction season.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that the new deadline is October 31st, 2011 instead of the end of March.
Harper says the move will allow for the completion of a small number of projects.
A number of Saskatchewan municipalities had feared that projects which were delayed by heavy summer storms would not be finished in time to meet the federal funding deadline.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper reacts to a journalist's question during a press conference in which he announced an extension to the deadline for the economic action plan in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday Dec. 2, 2010.