Cheryl Gallant Delivers Major Environmental Federal Funding

Whitewater Region Township, Ontario… Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, is pleased to confirm major environmental funding to Whitewater Region Township in announcing a 9.4 million dollar project to upgrade the Cobden Wastewater Treatment Plant.

“The water quality in Muskrat Lake has been recognized as one of the biggest ecological problems facing Renfrew County. The problem did not occur overnight and it will take time to fix. I am pleased to have been able to deliver results with funding to help clean up the lake,” stated Cheryl Gallant, MP.

The Cobden Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade is a $9,409,430 project, with costs equally partnered with the Province of Ontario and Whitewater Region Township. Each partner is contributing $3,136,477 as their share of the project.

“This announcement is good news for individuals who care about the environment. I am pleased to recognize the work of the Cobden and District Conservation Club, the home and cottage owners, area business owners as well as those individuals who signed petitions that made sure the water quality in Muskrat lake was a priority for me as their elected Federal Representative. People know I listen to their concerns,” stated Cheryl Gallant MP.

The New Building Canada Plan adds to the Conservative Government’s unprecedented investments in infrastructure, providing stable, predictable funding for projects that enhance economic growth, job creation and productivity. With a wide range of eligible categories under the Plan, Canadian provinces, territories and municipalities have the flexibility to meet their unique infrastructure needs.

Since the launch of the new Plan in March 2014, important projects worth over $6 billion in total project costs have been identified for funding under the New Building Canada Fund in almost every province across the country. This includes projects such as this one in Whitewater Township.

In addition, communities with fewer than 100,000 residents have access to $1 billion in funding to build projects that deliver on local needs. The cornerstone of the New Building Canada Plan, the federal Gas Tax Fund, also generates economic growth and contributes to job creation across the country. Our Government made many improvements to the Gas Tax Fund. We made it permanent through legislation, doubled to $2 billion annually and has been indexed at two per cent per year. This will mean an additional $1.8 billion for Canadian municipalities over the next decade, making a difference in local communities.

Between 2014 and 2024, the Conservative Government will invest around $80 billion in Canada’s public infrastructure that delivers results for Canadians – a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and better communities.