On July 25, President Chris Goertzen was in the RM of West St. Paul to witness the signing of an agree-ment for more than $178 million in federal infrastructure funding available under two new federal programs – the Public Transit Fund and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Fund. The agreement is part of Phase 1 of the 10-year Investing in Canada plan.
Also announced was the approval of an initial list of 27 projects under the two new funding programs, representing $101,975,000 in federal funding alone. Together with provincial and municipal contributions, more than $205 million in combined funding is available to Manitoba municipalities to support these public transit, water and wastewater projects.
Manitoba was one of the first provinces in Canada to sign the joint agreement, and is also the only jurisdiction with municipal representatives involved in the project selection process.
The AMM is pleased to have input into these important projects for our members, and looks forward to additional infrastructure investments in the near future.
View the news release here.
Posted on: August 2, 2016