News Haliburton and Ontario Chambers of Commerce want to see province close infrastructure gap SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, Aug. 30th, 2017 The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce wants to see more government dollars spent on infrastructure. The Haliburton chamber joined the Ontario chamber on a study on a $19 billion infrastructure deficit province-wide. The province is committing approximately over $190 billion towards infrastructure over the next 13 years. 34 per cent of that money is earmarked for public transportation projects. Haliburton Highlands Chamber President Richard Wannan says the county’s needs are no different than places with public transit. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Richard-1-1.mp3 According to the study, every billion dollars invested in infrastructure creates almost 17,000 jobs for a year and gives a return of $1.14 billion. Wannan says construction is a key part of Haliburton’s economy. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Richard-2.mp3 The Haliburton Chamber didn’t have specific numbers on infrastructure analysis for the county.