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    McGuinty Government Boosts Municipal Infrastructure Investment

    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - The government is providing municipalities
across Ontario with more money to build and repair roads, bridges and other
public facilities.
    The government launched a $300-million Municipal Infrastructure
Investment Initiative last fall. Today, it announced it will invest another
$150 million in the program.
    "Investing in our infrastructure creates jobs, makes us more productive
and improves our quality of life," said Premier Dalton McGuinty. "Together,
we're making it easier for parents to get to work, we're giving kids new
places to play and we're making sure all families have safe, clean water to
drink."
    The investment will create about 6,700 construction jobs. Everything from
cultural attractions to sewer systems is eligible for funding.
    The funding builds on ReNew Ontario. Under the program, Ontario and its
partners have invested $30 billion over five years in hospitals, schools,
universities and other major projects. Ontario will invest an additional $60
billion in ReNew Ontario over the next 10 years.
    "This investment is part of our government's commitment to strengthening
communities and revitalizing public infrastructure across Ontario," said
Public Infrastructure Renewal Minister David Caplan.
    Ontario's Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe is the first from
outside the United States to win the American Planning Association's Daniel
Burnham Award. The award recognizes innovative plans that benefit the
community.
    See how Ontario is helping to build infrastructure across the province.
Learn more about what's happening in Ontario's municipalities.

    
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