MP David Wilks wants you to know he made an error

By David F. Rooney
MP David Wilks wants constituents to know that he made an error when he announced a major spending package for Parks Canada.
“I made a mistake with regard to how the money was distributed,” he told The Current on Tuesday, July 28. “$32.6 million was spent out of the 2014 budget but that was never announced at the time.”
That was money spent on three crossings of the Illecillewaet River and some paving.
The actual amount of new money being invested in infrastructure for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, including avalanche abatement and Trans-Canada Highway improvements is $123 million for a total of $156 million. Regardless of how you cut it, “it’s still the single largest investment in Parks Canada in its 104-year history,” Wilks said.