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Governments of Canada/ Newfoundland and Labrador investing in St. Lewis, Port Hope Simpson, and Charlottetown water systems

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Governments of Canada/ Newfoundland and Labrador investing in St. Lewis, Port Hope Simpson, and Charlottetown

Port Hope Simpson- July 14th, 2016

Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, is pleased to announce federal funding for St. Lewis, Port Hope Simpson, and Charlottetown towards water, wells, and sewer infrastructure.

The total infrastructure phase one federal funding for these three projects water and waste water is over $1 Million towards total project costs of $2.3 million, cost shared with the federal, provincial and municipal governments

“The Government of Canada laid out an historic plan in Budget 2016 to invest more than $120 billion in infrastructure over the next ten years. I am very proud of this plan which promises to help further accelerate economic growth and create jobs here in Labrador and across the country, and help us build strong, inclusive and sustainable communities.” – MP Jones

Quotes

“Many communities and Local Service Districts have not been able to access the funding they need to keep up with their infrastructure deficit and growing needs; we are pleased to work with them to meet these demands. I believe in rural Canada, I am always inspired by the resilience of people and determination of the leaders. Rural ridings like Labrador are the nesting area of Canada’s vast resources and they contribute so much to our country.” – MP Yvonne Jones

“I’m very pleased with the level of co-operation between the federal, provincial, and municipal governments in funding these vital infrastructure upgrades and repairs. As the MHA for this District, I can speak firsthand to how critical these projects are, and how timely this announcement is. These improvements will benefit residents for many years to come.” – MHA Lisa Dempster, District of Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair

“On behalf of Mayor Gerald Chubbs and the St. Lewis Town Council, we appreciate, and are thankful for the approval for our capital works project. We think this is a positive thing for our community, and are hopeful that it will be one of many projects approved for our community in the future. We appreciate the hard work that goes in to providing funding on the Municipal, Provincial and Federal level.” Loraine Poole – Town Clerk-Manager

Table of investments

 

Project Location Project Title Total Project Cost Total Eligible Cost Federal Contribution Provincial Contribution (Eligible Expenditures) Municipal Contribution (Eligible Expenditures)
Town of Port Hope Simpson Notley’s Drive water and waste water system $959,776 $870,358 $435,179 $348,143 $87,036
Town of St. Lewis Sanitary Sewer Lift Station $204,880 $185,792 $92,896 $74,317 $18,579
Town of Charlottetown Well drilling project $395,261 $358,436 $179,218 $143,375 $35,844
Town of Charlottetown New Phase – Water and Sewer $738,173 $669,401 $334,700 $267,760 $66,940
Total $2,298,090 $2,083,987 $1,041,993 $833,595 $208,399

 

Background

In Budget 2016, the Government will implement an historic plan to invest more than $120 billion in infrastructure over 10 years to help create jobs, foster long term economic growth and to grow the middle class.

 Key Points:

  • The Government’s infrastructure plan will start with an immediate down payment on this plan, including:‎
  • More than $3 billion to upgrade and improve public transit systems across Canada.‎
  • $5 billion for investments in water, wastewater and green infrastructure projects across Canada
  • More than $3 billion for social infrastructure including affordable housing, early learning and child care, cultural and recreational infrastructure and community health care facilities on reserve.
  • We will continue to make available approximately $3 billion each year for municipal infrastructure projects through the Gas Tax Fund and the incremental Goods and Services Tax Rebate for Municipalities.
  • We will be accelerating spending from the $9 billion in available funding under the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component and other existing infrastructure programs.
  • We will also transfer remaining uncommitted funds from older federal infrastructure programs to municipalities through the Gas Tax Fund in 2016-17; this will ensure funds are directed towards high priority municipal infrastructure projects.

For more information on infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador visit:

http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nl-eng.html

 

Media Contacts:

Brandon Pardy
Legislative/communications
Yvonne Jones
613-222-1735
Yvonne.jones.c1@parl.gc.ca
Yjones.liberal.ca

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
Brook.Simpson@Canada.ca

Nancy O’Connor
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-689-1825
nancyoconnor@gov.nl.ca

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll-free: 1-877-250-7154
Email: media@infc.gc.ca
Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web site: Infrastructure Canada