The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems while laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
Mike Bossio, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today announced that two new projects in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$68,026 for improvements to the Huron Brant Pumping Station and $15,642 for engineer design services for the Bell’s Road Watermain Extension. The provincial government is providing $41,834. The remainder of the funding is provided by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
Projects like these are essential to keeping our water clean and our communities healthy and livable.
“Chief Maracle has been passionately advocating for water investments to support his community, and we need to continue to deliver on these kinds of improvements. Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water, which ensures that communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
–Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“The recent approval under the CWWF program provides 75% funding to address an outstanding wastewater operational issue and provides 75% of the funding required to design the next phase in our east end development plan. The shared funding between the three levels of government provides much needed support for some of the current project funding pressures for Tyendinaga Mohawk Council. I am very happy and pleased to see the two projects move forward.”
-Chief R. Donald Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
“By supporting First Nations’ progress toward sustainable access to reliable water and wastewater services, we are helping to build a cleaner environment and healthier, more livable communities. The province of Ontario is committed to investing in the repairs and restorations needed to local clean water and wastewater infrastructure.”
-The Honourable Bill Mauro, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- Ontario is making the largest investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads, bridges, water and wastewater in the province’s history – more than $190 billion in public infrastructure over 13 years, starting in 2014–15. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to ca/BuildON.
- Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario
- Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375
- Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html
- The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwf-program-programme-eng.html.
- Build ON 2017 Infrastructure Update: https://www.ontario.ca/page/buildon-2017-infrastructure-update