OTTAWA, Ont. – The mayors of some of Canada’s biggest cities have made their way to Ottawa to call for more federal funding.

Earlier this week, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities called for a stable 20-year infrastructure plan from the federal government to deal with crumbling roads, bridges and transit systems across Canada.

Cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Halifax are pushing to add billions of dollars in the annual payouts they get from the federal government.

The FCM is requesting an additional $2.5-billion in the yearly transfers, meaning the total cost to the Stephen Harper’s Conservative government would be $5.75-billion.

The cities argue that it’s a worthy investment because infrastructure projects create jobs and help stimulate local economies.

However, it doesn’t seem Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is prepared to make such a move, suggesting municipalities just leverage the cash they’re already getting from gas taxes.