Bradford West Gwillimbury celebrates Government of Canada grant



    BRADFORD, ON, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of
the Government in the House of Commons, Minister for Democratic Reform and
Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe, congratulates the Town of Bradford West
Gwillimbury on receiving a grant in the amount of $58,610 under the Ontario
Potable Water Program (OPWP).
    The OPWP, announced in February 2008, provides up to $50 million in
financial support to promote local economic development in municipalities that
have experienced increased costs for their Canada-Ontario Infrastructure
Program (COIP) water projects to comply with changes to Ontario drinking water
regulations.
    "The Government of Canada, through programs such as the OPWP, is helping
to foster a growing economy, a cleaner environment and stronger, more
prosperous communities in Ontario and across Canada," said Minister Van Loan.
    "We are pleased to receive this grant which supports our municipal goals
for economic development," said Doug White, Mayor of the Town of Bradford West
Gwillimbury.
    Municipalities may be considered for financial support under the program
upon completion of their COIP drinking water projects. As projects are
completed, Industry Canada officials will contact these municipalities
directly to confirm their eligibility and interest in applying for the OPWP.
Once applications are assessed, municipalities will be informed and grants
will be announced. Financial support under the OPWP must be delivered to
municipalities by March 31, 2011.
    For more information on the OPWP, please visit www.ic.gc.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Laryssa Waler, Press Secretary, Office of the
Honourable Tony Clement, (613) 957-0200; Media Relations, Industry Canada,
(613) 943-2502


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