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Bill Walker MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

Bill Walker MPP

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For Immediate Release
May 10, 2019

MPP Walker announces infrastructure funding for two local projects

OWEN SOUND – Ontario’s Government is making smart infrastructure investments to create jobs and grow the economy while protecting what matters most to hardworking families and businesses in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

This week, MPP Bill Walker announced the following projects were approved by the province for funding:

  • Municipality of Meaford – bridge – structure 043 replacement. Total eligible cost: $1,280,000*
  • Township of Georgian Bluffs – road – reconstruction of Inglis Falls Road. Total eligible cost: $4,520,909*
  • Total eligible costs will be split between the federal, provincial and municipal government

The projects are now awaiting approval by the federal government.

Earlier this spring, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, Monte McNaughton, launched the $30-billion integrated bilateral Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Minister McNaughton has been working closely with Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, on the $500-million Rural and Northern stream of this program. Projects, including those listed above, are the first to be nominated under this stream.

“These are important projects and we’re excited to get them built. Now it’s up to the federal Government to approve them,” said Walker. “These projects are very important for our community. They’re the things that matter – the roads and bridges that get us home at night.”

QUICK QUOTES:

“Good safe roads and bridges allow us to spend more time with the people we love. That’s true across the province, in our biggest cities and smallest towns. We want to make life easier for people everywhere.”
— Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure

“These projects are vital to ensuring rural communities across Ontario are open for business and open for jobs. They’re much more than concrete and steel. They connect rural businesses to the provincial economy.”
— Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs


QUICK FACTS:

  • On March 18th, the intake for the Rural and Northern stream was launched.
  • Projects that improve transportation infrastructure through investments in road, bridge, air and/or marine infrastructure are prioritized.
  • Municipalities and First Nations with populations of 100,000 or less will be eligible to submit a project through the one-window Grants Ontario portal.



CONTACT: Chris Fell | chris.fell@pc.ola.org | 519-371-2421


 
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