(IGNACE) April 9, 2018 — Today, The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced a federal investment of $46,680 to support infrastructure planning in the Township of Ignace. This project is delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada Asset Management Program (MAMP).
“By investing and supporting communities so they have the financial resources to develop their own infrastructure plan, the Township of Ignace will be in a better position to make the right long-term decisions as part of their strategic plan,” stated Nault. “This funding will help community planners anticipate their future needs while maintaining their infrastructure now and in the future.”
Residents of Ignace will soon benefit from the asset management roadmap initiative, which is designed to strengthen infrastructure planning and help municipalities make informed decisions about maintaining, replacing, and repairing infrastructure such as roads, recreational facilities, as well as water and wastewater systems.
Ignace’s announcement is part of 67 initiatives that have been approved in communities across Canada for funding amounting to just over $3.7 million announced in March 2018.
Improving Canada’s infrastructure is in large part the responsibility of municipalities. The projects demonstrate the work being done in municipalities both large and small.
● The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
● The Municipal Asset Management Program is a five-year, $50-million program designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices.
● The Green Municipal Fund is a program designed to support initiatives that demonstrate innovative solutions or approaches to a municipal environmental issue that can generate new lessons and models for communities of all sizes and types across Canada. The Government of Canada endowed FCM with $550 million to establish the program and an additional $125 million top-up was announced in Budget 2016.
To arrange an interview with the Hon. Bob Nault, please contact:
Ottawa office: Kenora office:
Julian Morelli Ryan Young
(613) 996-1161 (807) 468-2170