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Bill Walker MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
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Bill Walker MPP

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For Immediate Release
July 8, 2021

MPP Walker announces combined federal and provincial infrastructure investments of $1,913,042

OWEN SOUND – The federal and provincial governments have teamed up to announce a total 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.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker announced that local municipalities will receive a total of $1,913,042 in federal and provincial infrastructure funds, with $382,608.40 representing the total provincial investment. The total federal investment is $1,530,433.60.  

“This is terrific news for our communities across Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound,” said Walker. “Our government is teaming up with the federal government to invest in critical local infrastructure needs that will help as we continue to recover from COVID-19.”

This investment is being made through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a cost-shared, application-based infrastructure funding opportunity.

The following local projects have received support:

  • Municipality of Arran-Elderslie – Paisley Community Centre 2nd Floor rehabilitation - $20,000 in provincial funding and $80,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $100,000.
  • County of Bruce – Generator for Alternate Emergency Operations Centre - $44,392 in provincial funding and $177,568 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $221,960.
  • Township of Chatsworth – Social Distancing Renovations - $16,000 in provincial funding and $64,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $80,000.
  • Township of Georgian Bluffs – Accessible pathway at Derby Community Centre - $20,000 in provincial funding and $80,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $100,000.
  • County of Grey – CP Rail Trail Stone Dusting/Cycling and Trails Signs - $50,295.20 in provincial funding and $201,180.80 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $251,476.
  • Municipality of Grey Highlands – Rehabilitation of Municipal Fire Stations - $20,000 in provincial funding and $80,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $100,000.
  • Town of Hanover – Rehabilitation of Municipal Buildings - $24,967.60 in provincial funding and $99,870.40 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $124,838.
  • Municipality of Meaford – Rehabilitation of Bayfield Street Shoreline Protection - $20,000 in provincial funding and $80,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $100,000.
  • Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula – Rehabilitation of Tobermory Community Complex - $20,000 in provincial funding and $80,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $100,000.
  • City of Owen Sound – Back-up power generator and related infrastructure - $9,000 in provincial funding and $36,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $45,000.
  • City of Owen Sound – Waterfront Trail Remediation and Restoration - $78,153.60 in provincial funding and $312,614 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $390,768.
  • Town of South Bruce Peninsula – Bluewater Park Trail Enhancement Project - $20,000 in provincial funding and $80,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $100,000.
  • Township of Southgate – Southgate Council Chambers Relocation and Upgrades - $19,800 in provincial funding and $79,200 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $99,000.
  • Municipality of West Grey – Rehabilitation of West Grey Parks and Trails - $20,000 in provincial funding and $80,000 in federal funding for a total eligible cost of $100,000.

Funding will support the development of modern and accessible recreational spaces, and the replacement of equipment in health and emergency facilities. Additional investments will support increased options for active transportation, and the renovation of municipal buildings and community centres to provide safe and welcoming spaces for residents across Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. These investments will provide thousands of residents with access to modern local infrastructure where they can safely maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Quotes

"The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Canadians and disproportionately certain segments. 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." - The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

Quick Facts
  • 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.
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