COMMENT:

The controversial Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has been handing out taxpayers' money at a great rate of knots.

Its first funding commitment was announced on February 23, 2018 and it had allocated a massive $1.97 billion for 296 projects by the end of last month.

The fund continues to make commitments at a breakneck pace and has announced the following funding since the end of June:

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• $40 million to convert waste, including plastic waste, into materials and products useful to businesses and consumers
• $421,050 to prepare young women for training and employment in the forestry sector
• $3.3m for