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Saint John residents to benefit from seven new public infrastructure projects

10-Jul-2018

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are working together to provide residents and businesses with modern, reliable and sustainable public infrastructure that will help safeguard public health and improve the quality of life for New Brunswickers.

Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Ed Doherty, New Brunswick Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saint John Harbour; and His Worship Don Darling, Mayor of the City of Saint John, today announced joint funding of more than $4.4 million for seven new infrastructure projects in Saint John.

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $1.6 million to these projects through both the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Small Communities Fund. The Government of New Brunswick is contributing more than $1.3 million and the City of Saint John is responsible for the remainder of project costs.

This investment will bring many benefits to Saint John residents. It will help improve the heating and cooling system at the Carleton Community Centre and provide new energy efficient windows, allowing the Centre to reduce its carbon footprint while continuing to serve the community in the lower West Side.

In addition, the funding will support the resurfacing of the roads on King Street and Main Street West, as well as on Marlin Drive and Marlin Terrace. Watermains and sanitary sewers will be installed throughout the city, increasing the efficiency and reliability of the sanitary and storm sewer systems. This project will help maintain clean waterways and a healthy community for Saint John residents.

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“By investing in public infrastructure, the Government of Canada is creating good, well-paying middle class jobs and supporting economic growth. I am pleased to see these seven infrastructure projects in Saint John move forward. Projects like these will help ensure the long-term health and prosperity of New Brunswick residents for generations to come.”

Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Infrastructure investments for community spaces, roads and essential services like clean drinking water and reliable wastewater services contribute to economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities. Your government is getting things done in areas that are a priority for New Brunswickers. These investments will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life of all residents.”

Ed Doherty, New Brunswick Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saint John Harbour, on behalf of the Honourable Andrew Harvey, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government

“Saint John is a community of choice for families. Through close partnerships with the federal and provincial governments, and investments in our critical infrastructure and community-based assets, we are paving the path to long-term economic, social and environmental prosperity and growth for the City and region.”

His Worship Don Darling, Mayor of the City of Saint John

Quick facts

• Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

• $26.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

• $25.3 billion of this funding will support social infrastructure in Canadian communities.

• These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas: 

Skilled workforce/Immigration;
Innovation;
Clean growth and climate change;
Trade and investment;
Infrastructure.

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