Brampton, Ontario, July 28, 2017—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.
Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities today announced that two new projects in Brampton have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects— $1,746,192.00.
Thanks to this investment, residents of Brampton will benefit from improved stormwater quality to rehabilitate Loafer’s Lake and stormwater pond rehabilitation to restore capacity and function to stormwater management. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
“Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like those in Brampton, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
–Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
- The Government of Canada will invest 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.
- $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
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