Renfrew, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, was pleased to visit Renfrew Town Hall today to announce the funding of a $1,901,055 infrastructure project in Renfrew County. The Federal Government will be contributing one-third of the cost, $633,685, through the Small Community Fund portion of the $53 Billion New Building Canada Fund.

“I am grateful that our Conservative Federal Government has selected to fund this important project in Renfrew,” said MP Gallant. “The Federal Government recognizes that not all infrastructure needs are in the big cities, and that small towns across Canada are in major need of repairs or upgrades to roads, bridges, water systems, and public buildings. The Small Communities Fund which funds today’s project in Renfrew is dedicated to supporting infrastructure upgrades in small towns across Canada, ensuring they get their fair share of infrastructure funding.”

The Town of Renfrew will use the funding to completely replace the water lines and sewer lines under Plaunt Street, as well as resurfacing the road following the water and sewer replacements.

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.

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.

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