Every Manitoba community to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer

First of two installments delivered to support local infrastructure priorities

WINNIPEG, Aug. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Modern, safe and efficient public infrastructure helps connect people to jobs, provides better access to community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth.

In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $34.3-million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Manitoba. In total, the province will be provided with over $68.7 million this year through the fund. The funding, which flows through the provincial government to all of its municipalities, is now available to support community infrastructure projects. 

Based on previous years, the GTF supports approximately 90 local infrastructure projects across Manitoba each year.

Some examples of projects being funded this year include an outdoor aquatic centre with a six-lane junior Olympic pool and water slides in the Municipality of Gimli. The City of Dauphin is reconstructing several roads and the Town of Gillam is investing in training related to asset management planning. The range of planned projects helps demonstrate the flexibility that the GTF provides.

The two Gas Tax Fund installments for this year are in addition to funds flowing to Manitoba under the Investing in Canada plan.

Quotes

"Through the federal Gas Tax Fund, communities across Manitoba and the rest of Canada can direct federal funding to the infrastructure projects that address the most pressing needs of local residents and businesses, from improving drinking water to building new recreational facilities. The Government of Canada is proud to deliver this predictable, long-term funding to help ensure access to good middle class jobs, increased mobility, greater economic opportunities, sustainable communities and a high quality of life for all Canadians."

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi,
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Our government continues to focus on strategic investments in community infrastructure that respond to local priorities. The federal Gas Tax fund is another effective way for municipalities to have a fair say on how funding is invested in their communities, and has been a valuable means of support for a number of important projects across our Province. Manitoba is proud to work together with the Federal Government to help facilitate these investments, which contribute to economic growth, job-creation and strong, vibrant communities."

The Honourable Eileen Clarke
Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations

Quick Facts

  • Since the program was first introduced in 2005, over $701 million has been provided to Manitoba communities through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • The federal Gas Tax Fund makes over $2 billion available each year, and through it provides each community across Canada with a permanent, predictable and indexed source of long-term funding. The funding is made available in two annual installments, one in July and the other before March 31.
  • The federal Gas Tax Fund offers significant flexibility. Local communities can make strategic investments across 18 different project categories, including roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and recreational facilities. Communities can use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank the funds for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects or use it to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
  • The Government of Canada is providing more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.

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Federal Gas Tax Allocations for Manitoba Communities in 2017-18:  

Backgrounder

In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $34.3-million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Manitoba. In total, the province will receive over $68.7 million this year. The funding now available to support community infrastructure projects flows through the provincial government to all Manitoba communities on a per capita basis.

The following table indicates this year's federal Gas Tax Fund allocations per community.

 


Location

Federal Funding

Alexander, Rural Municipality of

$161,100

Alonsa, Rural Municipality of

$68,588

Altona, Town of

$220,777

Arborg, Town of

$62,215

Argyle, Rural Municipality of

$57,841

Armstrong, Rural Municipality of

$99,101

Beausejour, Town of

$168,823

Bifrost-Riverton, Municipality of

$189,778

Boissevain-Morton, Municipality of

$122,594

Brandon, City of

$2,911,449

Brenda-Waskada, Municipality of

$35,212

Brokenhead, Rural Municipality of

$250,319

Carberry, Town of

$90,136

Carman, Town of

$163,477

Cartier, Rural Municipality of

$170,281

Cartwright-Roblin, Municipality of

$66,968

Churchill, Town of

$43,907

Clanwilliam-Erickson, Municipality of

$48,660

Coldwell, Rural Municipality of

$72,962

Cornwallis, Rural Municipality of

$236,439

Dauphin, City of

$445,605

Dauphin, Rural Municipality of

$118,814

De Salaberry, Rural Municipality of

$186,321

Deloraine-Winchester, Municipality of

$80,199

Dufferin, Rural Municipality of

$129,291

Dunnottar, Village of

$37,588

East St. Paul, Rural Municipality of

$488,540

Ellice-Archie, Rural Municipality of

$52,440

Elton, Rural Municipality of

$67,886

Emerson-Franklin, Municipality of

$131,721

Ethelbert, Rural Municipality of

$33,970

Fisher, Rural Municipality of

$92,027

Flin Flon, City of

$291,903

Gilbert Plains, Rural Municipality of

$87,652

Gillam, Town of

$71,936

Gimli, Rural Municipality of

$315,666

Glenboro-South Cypress, Municipality of

$80,091

Glenella-Lansdowne, Municipality of

$67,238

Government of Manitoba (Administration)

$171,861

Government of Manitoba (Northern Affairs Communities)

$482,761

Grahamdale, Rural Municipality of

$73,124

Grand Rapids, Town of

$15,068

Grandview, Rural Municipality of

$81,441

Grassland, Municipality of

$79,929

Grey, Rural Municipality of

$141,226

Hamiota, Rural Municipality of

$69,560

Hanover, Rural Municipality of

$757,491

Harrison Park, Municipality of

$97,157

Headingley, Rural Municipality of

$173,630

Kelsey, Rural Municipality of

$125,834

Killarney-Turtle Mountain, Rural Municipality of

$174,602

La Broquerie, Rural Municipality of

$280,724

Lac du Bonnet, Rural Municipality of

$158,238

Lac du Bonnet, Town of

$57,733

Lakeshore, Rural Municipality of

$75,663

Leaf Rapids, Town of

$26,895

Lorne, Rural Municipality of

$162,343

Louise, Rural Municipality of

$104,340

Lynn Lake, Town of

$36,400

MacDonald, Rural Municipality of

$339,159

McCreary, Rural Municipality of

$51,198

Melita, Town of

$57,733

Minitonas-Bowsman, Municipality of

$98,075

Minnedosa, Town of

$139,714

Minto-Odanah, Rural Municipality of

$63,565

Montcalm, Rural Municipality of

$70,694

Morden, City of

$421,896

Morris, Rural Municipality of

$161,965

Morris, Town of

$97,049

Mossey River, Rural Municipality of

$64,051

Mountain, Rural Municipality of

$59,623

Neepawa, Town of

$195,988

Niverville, Town of

$191,182

Norfolk Treherne, Municipality of

$94,025

North Cypress-Langford, Municipality of

$141,874

North Norfolk, Rural Municipality of

$203,171

Oakland-Wawanesa, Municipality of

$87,382

Oakview, Rural Municipality of

$81,711

Pembina, Rural Municipality of

$127,941

Pinawa, Local Government District of

$77,985

Piney, Rural Municipality of

$92,891

Pipestone, Rural Municipality of

$78,147

Portage la Prairie, City of

$701,864

Portage la Prairie, Rural Municipality of

$352,390

Powerview-Pine Falls, Town of

$70,964

Prairie Lakes, Rural Municipality of

$76,851

Prairie View, Municipality of

$117,031

Reynolds, Rural Municipality of

$69,398

Rhineland, Rural Municipality of

$311,724

Riding Mountain West, Rural Municipality of

$75,069

Ritchot, Rural Municipality of

$295,846

Riverdale, Municipality of

$109,038

Roblin, Rural Municipality of

$177,356

Rockwood, Rural Municipality of

$430,105

Roland, Rural Municipality of

$57,139

Rosedale, Rural Municipality of

$87,868

Rossburn, Rural Municipality of

$56,490

Rosser, Rural Municipality of

$73,016

Russell-Binscarth, Municipality of

$137,878

Selkirk, City of

$531,097

Sifton, Rural Municipality of

$63,295

Small Communities Transit Fund

$171,861

Snow Lake, Town of

$39,046

Souris-Glenwood, Municipality of

$131,721

Springfield, Rural Municipality of

$759,813

St. Andrews, Rural Municipality of

$641,323

St. Clements, Rural Municipality of

$567,335

St. Francois Xavier, Rural Municipality of

$66,968

St. Laurent, Rural Municipality of

$70,478

St. Pierre-Jolys, Village of

$59,353

Stanley, Rural Municipality of

$451,276

Ste. Anne, Rural Municipality of

$253,073

Ste. Anne, Town of

$87,814

Ste. Rose, Rural Municipality of

$96,887

Steinbach, City of

$730,380

Stonewall, Town of

$244,972

Stuartburn, Rural Municipality of

$82,899

Swan River, Town of

$211,002

Swan Valley West, Municipality of

$157,860

Taché, Rural Municipality of

$555,400

Teulon, Town of

$60,703

The Pas, Town of

$297,736

Thompson, City of

$708,723

Thompson, Rural Municipality of

$75,447

Two Borders, Municipality of

$70,748

Victoria Beach, Rural Municipality of

$20,198

Victoria, Rural Municipality of

$60,433

Virden, Town of

$168,175

Wallace-Woodworth, Rural Municipality of

$154,296

West Interlake, Municipality of

$119,138

West Lake-Gladstone, Municipality of

$165,691

West St. Paul, Rural Municipality of

$266,358

Whitehead, Rural Municipality of

$82,791

Whitemouth, Rural Municipality of

$83,602

Winkler, City of

$576,246

Winnipeg Beach, Town of

$54,600

Winnipeg, City of

$41,946,256

Woodlands, Rural Municipality of

$190,156

Yellowhead, Municipality of

$106,554

 

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund, please visit:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund in Manitoba, please visit: http://www.gov.mb.ca/imr/mr/fedgastax/index.html

Associated links

The federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund in Manitoba: http://www.gov.mb.ca/imr/mr/fedgastax/index.html

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $180 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, Brook.Simpson@canada.ca; Tim Seefeldt, Communications Director, Manitoba Municipal Affairs, 780-427-8862; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca

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