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Eleven Infrastructure Projects in Saskatchewan Get Joint Government Funding
Projects approved under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund
February 26, 2016 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations, today announced funding for 11 projects in communities across Saskatchewan under the Government of Canada's Small Communities Fund.
Funding for these projects will help Saskatchewan communities upgrade and expand water and wastewater systems. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help build stronger, more sustainable communities.
Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are working in partnership to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the province.
The Government of Canada will provide up to $5,399,443 of the total eligible cost of $16,198,338 for these 11 projects. The Government of Saskatchewan will also contribute $5,399,443. The Small Communities Fund allocation for Saskatchewan is $43,665,808.
"Safe drinking water and effective wastewater processing facilities are critical to providing sustainable communities. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 11 infrastructure projects, all of which are in Saskatchewan communities with a population of less than 2,000. The projects will improve local infrastructure, bolster growth, and have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life for the people of Saskatchewan."
- The Honourable Ralph Goodale,
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
"Our government is proud to have partnered with the Government of Canada to invest more than $5 million toward improving critical water and wastewater systems in 11 communities across the province. Key investments like this will help make life better for citizens both now, and well into the future."
- The Honourable Donna Harpauer,
Minister of Social Services, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations
The complete project list can be found in the backgrounder.
To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Province of Saskatchewan
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