Ottawa doesn’t appear to be offering new money for Francophonie Games in N.B.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Origins Natural Learning Childcare Center in Quispamsis, N.B. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

It doesn’t appear Ottawa will be offering up any new money for the embattled Francophonie Games in New Brunswick.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about the funding during a stop in the New Brunswick community of Quispamsis this morning.

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Trudeau reiterated his pledge to match a provincial proposal dollar-for-dollar, but didn’t say there would be additional money.

New Brunswick’s new Tory government has said the Games could be too expensive, with cost estimates ballooning to $130 million from the original bid of $17 million.


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