Rickford defends money for riding

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 08:29 AM

Kenora M-P Greg Rickford says a Liberal report putting his riding at the top of infrastructure stimulus funding is misleading.

The Liberals claim spending of the federal stimulus program heavily favoured Tory ridings with Rickford's riding near the top.

But Rickford says if you compare the dollars, opposition ridings claimed a bigger share.

Rickford says the 65 projects approved in his riding is a reflection of the number of towns and first nation communities he represents that benefited.