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The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador investing in Labrador City water and waste water treatment

News Release –

The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador investing in Labrador City water and waste water treatment

 Labrador City – July 12th, 2016

Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, is pleased to announce federal funding for Labrador City water and waste water treatment infrastructure. All funding is cost shared by 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

The total phase one federal funding for Labrador City water and waste water is nearly $3.4 Million towards total project costs of over $7.4 million, cost shared with the federal, provincial and municipal governments

This is just the start, phase two will be rolling out in the very near future. I have consulted with Labrador municipal governments on their priorities as well as gathering input on redesigning infrastructure programming so that Labrador communities have better access to programs in the coming years.

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“These investments will help Labrador City to meet the need of providing water and waste water to residents,” says Jones. Many communities across Labrador applied under this first phase of funding; these first 15 Projects will provide investment in all 4 regions of Labrador.  “I am very happy to see both the Federal and Provincial Government stepping up to support the needs of the Labrador Region.

It has been a pleasure to work with the Labrador MHA’s, Municipalities and Minister Eddie Joyce, NL and my colleague Minister Amarjeet Sohi, Canada to provide these investments in Labrador.” MP Yvonne Jones said.

‎“The three projects for the Town of Labrador City in this announcement will mean that more than $7 million will be invested in much-needed waste water and storm sewer improvements for the town. I am very pleased that through the cooperation of all three levels of government this will provide improved infrastructure and employment for the region.” – Graham Letto, MHA Labrador West.

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.

Project Location Project Title Total Project Cost Total Eligible Cost Federal  Contribution Provincial Contribution (Eligible Expenditures) Municipal Contribution (Eligible Expenditures)
Town of Labrador City  Harrie Lake Water Treatment Plant $4,274,000 $3,875,812 $1,937,906 $775,162 $1,162,744
Town of Labrador City Storm sewer Upgrades $1,247,500 $1,131,276 $565,638 $226,255 $339,383
Town of Labrador City Water System Upgrades $1,902,500 $1,725,253 $862,627 $345,051 $517,576
TOTAL $7,424,000 $6,732,341 $3,366,171 $1,346,468 $2,019,703

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

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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
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