Federal and Provincial governments partner to support infrastructure

The provincial government has joined forces with its federal counterpart for a combined investment of $51.2 million to support infrastructure in communities across Ontario to help protect the health of residents, create jobs, and promote economic recovery.
Locally Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson said the provincial government was contributing almost $420,000 to 16 projects whose total estimated value is approximately $2,100,000.
“These approved projects will help the Counties of Huron and Bruce as well as several municipalities improve safety, recreation, and local efficiencies,” Thompson said, noting that projects ranged from installing new LED lighting, updating ventilation systems and new windows, to work on water and storm water facilities and erosion control.
  “It is good to see both levels of government working for the people of Huron-Bruce,” she added.
Approved funding include:
Bruce County
The County of Bruce $177,568/$44,392 (federal/provincial split)
Brockton – $80,000/$20,000
Huron-Kinloss – $80,000/$20,000
Kincardine – $201,392/$50,348
Saugeen Shores – $356,619/$44,737
South Bruce – $87,200/$21,800
Huron County
The County of Huron – $219,824/$54,956
Ashfield-Colborne Wawanosh – $80,000/$20,000
Bluewater – $80,000/$20,000
Central Huron – $104,303/$26,076
Howick – $79,752/$19,938
Huron East – $990,333/$22,583
North Huron – $80,000/$20,000
South Huron – $140,000/$35,000
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Canadians and disproportionately certain segments,” said The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities “As we work to finish the fight against COVID-19, we will ensure residents across Southwestern, Midwestern and Central Ontario have access to safe and inclusive municipal infrastructure. By investing 80 cents on every dollar toward the important projects initiated by municipalities, the Government of Canada is responding to the immediate pressures and concerns of communities as a result of the pandemic. As we build back even better and consciously more inclusive, Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds stronger, safer, and more resilient communities.”
  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure.
  • To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories.
  • The new COVID-19 Resilience stream will provide up to $1.05 billion in combined federal-provincial funding for infrastructure projects across Ontario, including: up to $700 million for education-related projects; an allocation-based program that will deliver up to $250 million to municipalities to address critical local infrastructure needs and; up to $100 million for long-term care projects. Part of the local government infrastructure funding includes a minimum of $6.5 million in shared federal-provincial funding for Indigenous and off-reserve education projects.