News Release Article from  Infrastructure Canada

Government of Canada and the Northwest Territories announce joint-funding for infrastructure projects

Projects approved under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

March 16, 2016 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, today announced funding for 13 projects for municipalities in the Northwest Territories under the Government of Canada's Small Communities Fund. MP McLeod was joined by Robert McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs for the Northwest Territories.

The Government of Canada remains committed to making historic investments in infrastructure to promote good jobs and clean growth in towns and cities across the country.

The funding announced today by Mr. McLeod, on behalf of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet Sohi, will support key infrastructure initiatives across the Northwest Territories, including  upgrades to drinking water facilities, road improvements and  a new multi-use recreational facility.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Northwest Territories will continue to work in partnership to fund priority public infrastructure projects that will contribute to stronger, more inclusive, and sustainable communities in the North.

Quotes

"Our Government has made unprecedented commitments to support public infrastructure across Canada. By working in partnership with every order of government, we will target smart infrastructure investments to produce long term prosperity and strengthen communities. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 13 infrastructure projects, they will have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life for Northern Canadians for years to come."

- Michael McLeod,
Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"These 13 projects are the result of collaboration between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Federal Government and will allow 13 NWT communities to proceed with improvements to community roads, recreation facilities, water treatment facilities, waste water and solid waste facilities. This partnership invests in local communities thereby making them stronger and more sustainable."

- Robert McLeod,
Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will contribute up to $16,002,014 of the total eligible cost of $49,597,019 for the 13 projects. The Community governments of Northwest Territories will also contribute $33,595,000.

  • The Small Communities Fund allocation for Northwest Territories is $25,805,442.

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

Jay Boast
Communications and Website Advisor
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
867-767-9162 ext. 21044
Jay_Boast@gov.nt.ca

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
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