Brandon, MB- The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities launched the New Building Canada Fund today, ahead of schedule.
"Our Government understands that Canada's economy relies on efficient and effective public infrastructure. It gets us to work in the morning and home at night. It ensures we have clean drinking water. It moves our goods to market and connects people and businesses with the world. In short, it provides the backbone of our communities, supporting economic growth and quality of life," said Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris.
The New Building Canada Fund, a key element of the New Building Canada Plan, supports infrastructure projects of national, regional and local significance that promote job creation, economic growth, and productivity. It is the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in our nation's history.
Today's official launch of the New Building Canada Fund, means that the entire New Building Canada Plan is now "open for business," ensuring a seamless transition to the new program.
The New Building Canada Plan, which was designed following extensive consultation with provinces, municipalities and other partners over the last two years, is a clear demonstration of the Federal Government's commitment to supporting world-class infrastructure. The Federal Government understands that infrastructure is the backbone of our country's economic growth. It helps get goods to market, to connect people and businesses with the world, and to reduce gridlock on our roads and highways.
The New Building Canada Plan will support projects such as roads, bridges and other public infrastructure that ensures the prosperity of all Canadians.
With today's launch, provinces and municipalities may now apply for funding under the fund.
At the following link, you will find a revamped website and all relevant information on how to apply for each program under the fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html