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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