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The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced more than $20 million in federal-provincial funding to upgrade electrical systems at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant. The remainder of the estimated $32.1 million project will be funded by the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation, which is owned by the cities of…

October 09, 2018 @ 12:47pm

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced the signing of a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $896 million in federal funding through the Investing in Canada plan over the next decade for infrastructure projects. These projects will be cost-shared with the Saskatchewan government, municipalities, and other partners. Today’s…

October 03, 2018 @ 12:59pm

Glen Carlin has resigned as chief executive officer of Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI). The JCCBI is the Crown corporation responsible for the operation and maintenance of multiple federally-owned structures in the Montreal region. Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Francois-Philippe Champagne released the following statement regarding the resignation:…

September 19, 2018 @ 12:38pm

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $117 million to the Arctic Gateway Group through the Western Diversification Program. The investment allows the recently-formed private-public partnership that blends First Nations and community ownership and Canadian private sector leadership to take over ownership of the Hudson Bay Rail Company,…

September 17, 2018 @ 2:51pm

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, announced the completed remediation of the Tundra Mine site, a former gold mine retained by the Government of Canada for remediation under the Northwest Territories Land and Resources Devolution Agreement. Federal representatives joined those from the Government of the…

August 20, 2018 @ 10:10am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced that the Société de transport de Laval (STL) will move forward with the procurement of 10 fully electric, 40-foot long buses with the intention of establishing its first line of entirely electric buses by the year 2020. "I am pleased to see…

August 20, 2018 @ 9:54am

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have announced the signing of a new bilateral agreement under the Investing in Canada plan that will provide more than $366 million in federal funding over the next decade for infrastructure projects. The projects supported through this agreement will be cost-shared with…

August 16, 2018 @ 8:41am

The Government of Canada has announced the awarding of the first installment of gas tax funding for all ten provinces and all three territories. “Local governments know best what their communities need and the Government of Canada is proud to deliver stable, long-term funding that they count on to develop…

August 13, 2018 @ 8:53am

The Government of Canada has delivered the first of two $408-million annual installments of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) to Ontario. In total, the province will be provided with over $819 million this year through the fund. The GTF is a long-term, indexed source of funding that supports local…

August 10, 2018 @ 10:59am

Representatives from the governments of Canada and Quebec took part in a groundbreaking event to officially mark the start of work to widen and repair the Henri‑IV Highway between Charest Highway and Chauveau Avenue in Quebec City. “I am delighted to mark this important chapter for the Henri‑IV Highway, which…

August 08, 2018 @ 12:27pm

Municipal, provincial, and federal officials joined together to mark the start of construction on a new bus transit terminal in the City of Markham. Cornell Bus Terminal is being built at Highway 7 and Ninth Line within walking distance to Markham-Stouffville Hospital and the Cornell Community Centre & Library. It…

August 01, 2018 @ 8:26am

The governments of Canada and Quebec confirmed their commitment to investing $468 million in Highway 389 improvements between Baie-Comeau and Fermont. "We are proud to announce funding for Highway 389, a key transportation corridor in Northern Quebec,” said Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue. “This rehabilitation work will greatly improve…

July 30, 2018 @ 8:26am

The Government of Nova Scotia has announced a significant step forward in the twinning of its 100-series highways network with a $195 million investment for the twinning of Highway 104. The federal government is contributing $90 million to the project, which will see 38 kilometres twinned between Sutherland’s River, Pictou…

July 19, 2018 @ 9:31am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $25,000 for a project at Université du Québec à Rimouski called “Application of new technologies to improve energy efficiency of rail transport”. The funding comes from the Round 5 of the Clean Rail Academic Grant Program. The program provides funding to…

July 12, 2018 @ 9:16am

The Canadian and Quebec governments announced the signing of a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $7.5 billion in federal funding over the next decade for infrastructure projects in Quebec. These projects will be cost-shared with the Quebec government, municipalities, and other partners. "Over the next decade, public investment…

July 04, 2018 @ 11:03am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $102.5 million in support of the Mackenzie Valley Highway project. "This funding announcement is of great significance to the Northwest Territories and supports key components of the larger Mackenzie Valley Highway project,” said Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure for Northwest Territories.…

July 04, 2018 @ 10:52am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced new training opportunities to help local governments across the country optimize asset management practices for the best possible infrastructure investment decisions. The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) was created to support municipalities with the funding, skills and…

July 04, 2018 @ 9:44am

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced approximately $64.5 million in eligible funding to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $31.8 million to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National Regional Projects. The Province of Newfoundland…

June 25, 2018 @ 1:46pm

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $167 million for three projects that will help Canadian businesses compete globally by making improvements to port infrastructure and by increasing the capacity of the rail infrastructure that serves the south shore port area. “It’s critical that we provide for the…

June 25, 2018 @ 9:02am

The Government of Canada announced a new measure aimed at ensuring that when building new infrastructure projects, proponents take into consideration the social and economic impact their project will have on the community and how they can encourage inclusive participation. “Today’s announcement will help ensure that more Canadians, including those…

June 22, 2018 @ 9:13am

The Government of Canada, the Government of Yukon, and Northwestel are investing up to $79 million to improve broadband connectivity in northern Canada. The project will benefit communities, including 63 Indigenous communities, in Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. “Access to high-speed Internet is not a luxury;…

June 21, 2018 @ 9:42am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will cost share up to $540 million in new flood management infrastructure for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels. The Government of Canada will provide $247.5 million for the project and Manitoba will provide matching funds in the amount of $247.5…

June 20, 2018 @ 10:23am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced the signing of a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $1.1 billion in federal funding through the Investing in Canada plan over the next decade for infrastructure projects. These projects will be cost-shared with the Manitoba government, municipalities, and other partners.…

June 05, 2018 @ 9:01am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of over $820 million for 26 projects being carried out by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide more than $453 million for these projects and the Government…

June 05, 2018 @ 8:49am

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, has announced a new and important step in ensuring that infrastructure investments take into account the impact of projects on the environment during the planning and design stages. “Addressing climate change goes hand in hand with growing a low-carbon, clean economy,” Sohi said.…

June 01, 2018 @ 1:06pm

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi has announced the 20 finalists of the Smart Cities Challenge. The announcement was made at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ annual conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I am proud to see all the effort that communities have put into engaging with residents and…

June 01, 2018 @ 7:52am

The Government of Canada has blocked the $1.5 billion sale of Aecon Group Inc. (Aecon) to China Communications Construction Company International Holding Limited (CCCI). Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains issued a statement that: “In accordance with the Investment Canada Act, the Government of Canada reviewed the…

May 24, 2018 @ 9:28am

Pierre Lavallée has been named as the incoming president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, effective June 18, 2018. As CEO, Lavallée will lead Canada Infrastructure Bank’s strategy and day-to-day operations, and report to the board. Over the last six years, he has held various roles…

May 24, 2018 @ 9:13am

Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, alongside Vernon Saddleback, Chief of Samson Cree Nation, took part in a sod-turning ceremony in Samson Cree Nation to mark the start of construction to upgrade the community's wastewater facility. The facility will be upgraded to include a new pumping station for wastewater collection…

May 22, 2018 @ 8:45am

The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced $4 million in joint federal-provincial funding for the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton. The work being funded is part of the overall library project currently under way and includes structural, mechanical and electrical upgrades, the addition of…

May 18, 2018 @ 3:27pm

The Government of Canada has announced a $9.2 million investment for a project at Ashcroft Terminal in British Columbia that will help local businesses compete by moving local goods to market and by making improvements to terminal infrastructure. “Transportation and distribution of goods are a vital part of our local,…

May 17, 2018 @ 8:00am

The Government of Saskatchewan has provided $175,000 to DEEP Earth Energy Production Corporation (DEEP) to establish a geothermal power demonstration plant in southern Saskatchewan. The funds, to be delivered over two years through Innovation Saskatchewan’s Saskatchewan Advantage Innovation Fund (SAIF), will be used to purchase equipment and build the infrastructure…

May 15, 2018 @ 1:46pm

Federal, territorial, community and private sector leaders are celebrating the completion of the Northwest Territories (NWT) Broadband Infrastructure project that saw every NWT community receive 4G wireless and high-speed Internet service. "Broadband internet is key for 21st century communities.,” said Michael McLeod, member of parliament for the Northwest Territories. “The…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:59am

The Government of Canada has announced that it will fund 60 per cent of the construction costs for the Lac-Mégantic bypass. The Government of Quebec will fund the other 40 per cent. The 12.8 kilometre route was selected based on a feasibility study managed by the municipality of Lac-Mégantic. The…

May 11, 2018 @ 9:42am

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are investing in modern and efficient air travel infrastructure through funding for major renovations at the Fredericton International Airport. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing $9 million to this project, through the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component…

May 02, 2018 @ 9:06am

The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced more than $187 million in joint funding for the Metrolinx GO Transit Bi-Level Coach Procurement project that will support an increase in the number of trains that run along all seven GO Transit corridors to help alleviate congestion for riders. "I am…

May 02, 2018 @ 8:43am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced $60 million in federal-provincial funding for the Massey Hall Revitalization project. “Places like Massey Hall are vital part of our communities – they bring together artists, families, neighbours and friends, and give all of us a chance to celebrate the many cultures…

April 30, 2018 @ 11:50am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced investments to prepare the business case and the elements necessary to move forward with the next step towards completion of the Anjou extension of Montréal Metro’s Blue Line. The governments of Canada and Quebec will invest $16 million, respectively, to develop the…

April 09, 2018 @ 1:26pm

Alberta has become the sixth province or territory to sign a bilateral infrastructure agreement with the federal government, with close to $3.4 billion allocated to the province over the next decade. As with all of the bilateral agreements, the funding is provided in four specific areas. The $3,397,857,039 is divided…

April 03, 2018 @ 12:02pm

British Columbia is the latest province to sign a bilateral infrastructure agreement with the Government of Canada, receiving more than $4.1 billion over the next decade. In total, British Columbia will receive $4,129,680,161 in four funding areas: Public Transit - $2,691,101,894 Green Infrastructure - $1,115,494,721 Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure…

April 03, 2018 @ 8:31am

The Government of Canada, along with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, have announced the first public-private partnership aimed at increasing economic growth driven by 5G technology. This $400-million project will secure over 4,000 jobs, including 1,800 specialized 5G jobs, over the next five years, leading to new innovations in…

March 19, 2018 @ 10:41am

Following a Request for Qualifications, Innovate Energy and Rideau Energy Partners have successfully pre-qualified to compete for a contract with the Government of Canada to modernize five heating and cooling plants in the National Capital Region. “The Energy Services Acquisition Program is part of the government’s plan to reduce greenhouse…

March 16, 2018 @ 9:40am

Premier Brian Gallant and federal Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi have signed a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $673 million over the next decade in federal funding under the Investing in Canada plan. “Your government’s multi-year economic growth plan includes investing in New Brunswick’s infrastructure to create…

March 16, 2018 @ 9:15am

Representatives from the governments of Canada and Quebec have announced funding for Quebec for Phase II of the Highway 410 extension in Sherbrooke. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $37.2 million of the over $75-million (estimated) project cost. The remaining costs will be covered by the Government of…

March 16, 2018 @ 8:40am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 67 initiatives in communities across Canada through three programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). "These investments will help municipalities across the…

March 14, 2018 @ 8:22am

The Government of Canada announced that it has signed a 99 year ground lease to The Ottawa Hospital. The Hospital will use approximately 20 hectares of federal land, located along Carling Avenue and Prince of Wales Drive, to build the Hospital’s new Civic Campus. “Our government is very pleased to…

February 23, 2018 @ 2:14pm

The federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 72 initiatives in communities across Canada through three funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). Through Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, communities…

December 13, 2017 @ 7:33am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced the participants in the Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN). For the network’s next two-year cycle, 19 communities from across Canada will take an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the potential effects…

December 04, 2017 @ 3:28pm

The Government of Canada has officially launched the Smart Cities Challenge, which will give communities a platform for implementing bold ideas to address priorities that they identify. Communities of all sizes and from across Canada can apply—including municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities. They will be encouraged to…

November 23, 2017 @ 2:02pm

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative to help local governments strengthen their infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. FCM has awarded $3.6 million to 22 partner organizations from across the country to design and deliver local asset…

September 29, 2017 @ 7:10am

The Government of Canada is deeply concerned that OmniTRAX Inc. has not yet commenced repairs and that further delay may jeopardize the ability to complete repairs before winter. As per its 2008 agreement, the Government of Canada committed to provide financial support to Hudson Bay Railway Company in exchange for…

September 11, 2017 @ 6:57am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver have announced over $360 million in combined federal and territorial funding to improve road access in two mineral-rich areas: the Dawson Range in central Yukon and the Nahanni Range Road in southeastern Yukon. In total, the Yukon Resource Gateway Project will…

September 06, 2017 @ 6:19am

The Manitoba government has asked Dr. Bryan Schwartz, a constitutional law expert at the University of Manitoba, to provide a legal opinion on the federal government’s authority to implement a carbon pricing regime in Manitoba. “Dr. Schwartz is a well-known Manitoban expert on constitutional law who will provide a legal…

August 04, 2017 @ 7:28am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of over $59.6 million for 32 projects for Quebec City's Réseau de transport de la Capitale, under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will invest over $33.1 million in these projects, and the Government of Quebec will…

July 20, 2017 @ 8:44am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $36.75 million in a project at Concordia University. The funding will help the institution provide its students with the training needed for the high-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic…

July 12, 2017 @ 7:16am

The Governments of Canada and Quebec will invest nearly $24.8 million into the expansion and upgrading of the Rouyn-Noranda Airport. This assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The City of Rouyn-Noranda will also provide nearly $12.4 million, bringing the total government and municipal…

July 11, 2017 @ 6:48am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of nearly $265 million for major repairs to James Bay Road. The project covers all 620 kilometres of James Bay Road, over half of which will be resurfaced. Work also includes the replacement of culverts and road safety devices such…

July 11, 2017 @ 6:42am

The federal and Alberta governments have jointly announced funding that will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic. The Government of Alberta is investing approximately $88 million and the Government of Canada is providing more than $74…

July 07, 2017 @ 10:49am

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi has officially sent letters to his provincial and territorial counterparts, as well as to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to provide additional details about the Government of Canada’s long term infrastructure plan and to open negotiations to reach bilateral agreements with each province…

July 06, 2017 @ 9:39am

The Government of Canada has announced that Janice Fukakusa has been selected as the inaugural chairperson of the board for the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Ms. Fukakusa is a corporate director and former chief administrative officer and chief financial officer of Royal Bank of Canada, from which she retired in January…

July 06, 2017 @ 8:05am

The Government of Canada has announced $2.1 billion for the Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative (TTCI) to build stronger, more efficient transportation corridors to international markets. The core element of the TTCI is the merit-based National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF), which will provide $2 billion over 11 years to strengthen…

July 05, 2017 @ 7:01am

The Government of Canada and the Shoal Lake No. 40 have announced that construction has begun on the on-reserve portion of Freedom Road. The Government of Canada has committed up to $20 million for all phases of the Freedom Road project. Once finished, Freedom Road will provide secure, all-weather road…

July 04, 2017 @ 7:22am

Canada’s Infrastructure Bank (CIB) holds great potential, but still needs work to realize its potential, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Banking on Infrastructure: How the Canada Infrastructure Bank can Build Infrastructure Better for Canadians, author Steven Robins suggests that the bank could significantly improve the…

June 21, 2017 @ 6:25am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $11.73 million in infrastructure at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improve the environmental sustainability…

June 20, 2017 @ 6:50am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced up to $1.09 billion in funding for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Stage 2 Project, which will better connect the east, west and south areas of Canada’s capital. The Government of Ontario has also made a similar funding commitment to the project. The City…

June 16, 2017 @ 7:26am

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced $45.4 million to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The project consists of the widening and paving of Route 510 from Charlottetown junction to Cartwright junction. Once complete, it will improve the quality of life for local residents,…

June 14, 2017 @ 6:22am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts. “We are proud to partner with the FCM to support local governments across Canada in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure…

June 13, 2017 @ 6:17am

The governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto announced a joint commitment to plan and design the relief line transit project in downtown Toronto. Through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Government of Canada will be providing more than $27 million to support the planning and preliminary design of a relief…

June 05, 2017 @ 6:20am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced that 30 new projects in the Region of Peel 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—over $69 million. The provincial…

May 24, 2017 @ 7:24am

The Government of Canada has proposed its pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon pollution. Under the new plan, all Canadian jurisdictions will have carbon pricing in place by 2018. In order to accomplish this, Canada will set a benchmark for pricing carbon emissions—set at a level that will help Canada meet…

October 04, 2016 @ 6:51am

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced this week that the Government of Canada is postponing for one year the repeal of certain provisions of the Canada Transportation Act that were enacted in 2014 by the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act. The postponement was…

June 17, 2016 @ 7:36am

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island yesterday announced the signing of a Framework Agreement worth $270 million under Building Canada, the Canada's new long-term infrastructure plan. The plan will help address infrastructure needs and priorities in Prince Edward Island until 2014. Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport, infrastructure and…

May 22, 2008 @ 9:59am

The Government of Canada announced today that a contract has been awarded to start work on replacing the deck of Quebec’s Honore-Mercier Bridge. “The Honore-Mercier Bridge is one of the busiest bridges in Quebec,” said federal minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, Lawrence Cannon. “Replacing its deck will ensure the…

April 25, 2008 @ 11:29am

Communities across British Columbia will benefit from more than $1 billion from the Gas Tax Fund (GTF) between 2010 and 2014, due to an agreement signed yesterday by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). British Columbia is the first…

March 18, 2008 @ 1:54pm

The Government of Canada is providing Tshiuetin Rail Transportation with up to $12 million in operating funding to continue passenger rail service between Sept-Iles and Schefferville, Quebec, until December 30, 2009, Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced today. Rail is the only surface transportation mode available to…

January 29, 2008 @ 7:56am

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a Government of Canada initiative that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies, announced its ninth call for funding applications (Statements of Interest - SOI). The closing date for submissions is March 15, 2006. The call includes applications for technologies that address…

January 25, 2006 @ 12:17pm