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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saint John Portland MLA Blasts City Council Over Funding Removal

Wellness Minister Trevor Holder not happy with Common Council.

He's upset that city funding for the new YM-YMCA has been removed from the 2012 capital budget.

Holder tells CHSJ News the removal of funding shows the priorities of city council -- he can't believe the city has spent money on buildings it had no mandate to build, like a new police station, yet can't find money for a good cause.

However, Holder says he has full confidence the new Y will be built and he's continuing his work on securing federal dollars.

The new building, which will be built in the Crescent Valley, is expected to open in 2014.