Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for infrastructure work together to build stronger communities while creating good jobs for the middle class

MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English

Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI in French

Historic investments in infrastructure improve quality of life for all Canadians

Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 27, 2018 – Well-planned investments in public infrastructure help build strong communities, create jobs and opportunities for the middle class, and promote a high quality of life for Canadians. Canadians and their families, while building a country that is ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Today, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honorable Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal of Nova Scotia, co-hosted a Ministerial Meeting. federal, provincial and territorial governments responsible for infrastructure. Ministers discussed the long-term federal infrastructure plan, the investments made to date, the agreements for the next 10 years, and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

As part of the Invest in Canada plan, historic investments in infrastructure are being made based on effective cooperation and partnerships between all levels of government. The first phase of the plan enabled communities across the country to complete critical repairs and modernize key infrastructure, which has improved the daily lives of millions of Canadians. For example, note the following:

more than 1,400 water systems have been repaired or constructed; more than 100,000 social housing units were refurbished or built, allowing the most vulnerable to find housing; more than 900 rural and remote communities will have better access to or access to high-speed Internet for the first time, enabling their residents to do business online, participate in distance learning, access better health services and communicate with family or friends; more than 1,100 transit projects have been approved in more than 200 communities, enabling people to travel more efficiently on more than 7,000 recently purchased or refurbished buses.

The next phase of the plan is to build on the progress we've made and focus on projects that require long-term planning to help transform Canadian communities – from smaller cities to larger cities. urban centers. With the recently signed long-term bilateral agreements, provinces and territories now have the flexibility and tools they need to structure their investments to achieve meaningful, long-term results for their communities. We will invest together in projects that will provide people living in remote communities with better transportation options and improved digital infrastructure, and support projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and clean up the air and the environment. water.

Ministers confirmed that they are committed to moving forward with the projects presented and approving projects as quickly as possible. They also examined ways to ensure that cash flow is timely and payments are made as construction is completed.

Ministers also had the opportunity to learn how large-scale projects could be funded through the innovative tool of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. They also spoke with the representatives of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities about the municipal perspective for building the Canadian communities of the future.


"I am proud of the work accomplished so far with our partners. The thousands of infrastructure projects we have already invested in are making a real and tangible difference to people's lives. From coast to coast, Canadians travel on safer roads and highways, have access to more improved public transit, cleaner, safer water and more space. to communicate with each other. We will build on our successes to create opportunities and jobs for the middle class while building the infrastructure of the 21st century that will prepare communities to compete and succeed. "

The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"We are pleased to welcome our federal, provincial and territorial partners in Halifax to demonstrate the importance of Investing in Canada in strengthening and growing communities across the country. This historic infrastructure agreement offers communities across Canada the opportunity to stimulate economic growth, create good jobs and support families and businesses. We will continue to work closely with our federal partners to make strategic investments that support local priorities and help communities prosper and innovate. "

The Honorable Lloyd Hines, Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Quick facts

As part of the Invest in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada will invest more than $ 180 billion over 12 years in transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and tourism projects. transport, and rural and northern communities in Canada.

Progress made in the first phase of the plan:

$ 14.4 billion is available to fund projects prioritized by our funding partners 34 programs have been launched More than 30,000 projects have been approved for $ 12.7 billion in federal funding only More 87% of approved projects are either in progress or completed

Under the plan, Infrastructure Canada will provide $ 33 billion over the next decade through new bilateral agreements with the provinces and territories, based on four funding streams:

$ 20.1 billion for public transit; $ 9.2 billion for green infrastructure; $ 1.3 billion in community, cultural and recreational infrastructure; $ 2 billion for a broad range of infrastructure needs in rural and northern communities.

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Ann-Clara VaillancourtPress SecretaryCabinet of the Minister of Infrastructure and CommunitiesTel. 613-697-3778ann-clara.vaillancourt@canada.ca

Marla MacInnisCommunications AdvisorDepartment of Transport and Infrastructure Renewal of Nova Scotia902-499-6428marla.macinnis@novascotia.ca

Infrastructure Canada613-960-9251Free: 1-877-250-7154Email: infc.media.infc@canada.caTwitter: @INFC_eng Web Site: Infrastructure Canada

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