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Better water infrastructure in store for CambridgeThrough Federal & Provincial Funding

Cambridge Residents Win As Feds and Province Step Up To Plate

Published 05/27/2017 | By Office Of MP Bryan May and Kathryn McGarry

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Better water infrastructure in store for Cambridge
Better water infrastructure in store for Cambridge

Better water infrastructure in store for Cambridge

Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, the Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge, and Doug Craig, Mayor of Cambridge today announced that two new projects in Cambridge have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$1,349,902. The provincial government is providing $674,951, and the City of Cambridge will provide the remaining funding.

Residents of Cambridge will benefit from federal, provincial, and municipal funding which will go towards the renewal of water, sanitary, and storm water infrastructure on both Berkley Road and Selkirk Street.

“Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water for all.The Government of Canada is working to support projects in Cambridge to make sure this infrastructure is sustainable and effective for years to come," said Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

“Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and storm-water infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities. This announcement demonstrates the Province’s commitment to partnering with municipalities in order to deliver the public infrastructure Ontarians need. I am pleased that these projects will contribute to enhanced quality of life in Cambridge for years to come," said Hon. Kathryn McGarry, Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge

“These projects have a real and measurable impact on the lives of Cambridge residents who live in the area. I’m thankful for the participation of all three levels of government to get this job done," said Doug Craig, Mayor of Cambridge

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways, and preserve local ecosystems while laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

Quick facts

* The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

* Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

* Since 2004, the Government of Ontario has committed more than $3.7 billion to municipalities across the province through the provincial gas tax program.

* The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Associated links

Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan:

Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario:

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund:

Building Ontario - Infrastructure Plan:


Related Links:
Bryan May - Liberal MP for Cambridge Directory Page
 
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