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.


"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:  


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.



Federal Funding

Alexander, Rural Municipality of


Alonsa, Rural Municipality of


Altona, Town of


Arborg, Town of


Argyle, Rural Municipality of


Armstrong, Rural Municipality of


Beausejour, Town of


Bifrost-Riverton, Municipality of


Boissevain-Morton, Municipality of


Brandon, City of


Brenda-Waskada, Municipality of


Brokenhead, Rural Municipality of


Carberry, Town of


Carman, Town of


Cartier, Rural Municipality of


Cartwright-Roblin, Municipality of


Churchill, Town of


Clanwilliam-Erickson, Municipality of


Coldwell, Rural Municipality of


Cornwallis, Rural Municipality of


Dauphin, City of


Dauphin, Rural Municipality of


De Salaberry, Rural Municipality of


Deloraine-Winchester, Municipality of


Dufferin, Rural Municipality of


Dunnottar, Village of


East St. Paul, Rural Municipality of


Ellice-Archie, Rural Municipality of


Elton, Rural Municipality of


Emerson-Franklin, Municipality of


Ethelbert, Rural Municipality of


Fisher, Rural Municipality of


Flin Flon, City of


Gilbert Plains, Rural Municipality of


Gillam, Town of


Gimli, Rural Municipality of


Glenboro-South Cypress, Municipality of


Glenella-Lansdowne, Municipality of


Government of Manitoba (Administration)


Government of Manitoba (Northern Affairs Communities)


Grahamdale, Rural Municipality of


Grand Rapids, Town of


Grandview, Rural Municipality of


Grassland, Municipality of


Grey, Rural Municipality of


Hamiota, Rural Municipality of


Hanover, Rural Municipality of


Harrison Park, Municipality of


Headingley, Rural Municipality of


Kelsey, Rural Municipality of


Killarney-Turtle Mountain, Rural Municipality of


La Broquerie, Rural Municipality of


Lac du Bonnet, Rural Municipality of


Lac du Bonnet, Town of


Lakeshore, Rural Municipality of


Leaf Rapids, Town of


Lorne, Rural Municipality of


Louise, Rural Municipality of


Lynn Lake, Town of


MacDonald, Rural Municipality of


McCreary, Rural Municipality of


Melita, Town of


Minitonas-Bowsman, Municipality of


Minnedosa, Town of


Minto-Odanah, Rural Municipality of


Montcalm, Rural Municipality of


Morden, City of


Morris, Rural Municipality of


Morris, Town of


Mossey River, Rural Municipality of


Mountain, Rural Municipality of


Neepawa, Town of


Niverville, Town of


Norfolk Treherne, Municipality of


North Cypress-Langford, Municipality of


North Norfolk, Rural Municipality of


Oakland-Wawanesa, Municipality of


Oakview, Rural Municipality of


Pembina, Rural Municipality of


Pinawa, Local Government District of


Piney, Rural Municipality of


Pipestone, Rural Municipality of


Portage la Prairie, City of


Portage la Prairie, Rural Municipality of


Powerview-Pine Falls, Town of


Prairie Lakes, Rural Municipality of


Prairie View, Municipality of


Reynolds, Rural Municipality of


Rhineland, Rural Municipality of


Riding Mountain West, Rural Municipality of


Ritchot, Rural Municipality of


Riverdale, Municipality of


Roblin, Rural Municipality of


Rockwood, Rural Municipality of


Roland, Rural Municipality of


Rosedale, Rural Municipality of


Rossburn, Rural Municipality of


Rosser, Rural Municipality of


Russell-Binscarth, Municipality of


Selkirk, City of


Sifton, Rural Municipality of


Small Communities Transit Fund


Snow Lake, Town of


Souris-Glenwood, Municipality of


Springfield, Rural Municipality of


St. Andrews, Rural Municipality of


St. Clements, Rural Municipality of


St. Francois Xavier, Rural Municipality of


St. Laurent, Rural Municipality of


St. Pierre-Jolys, Village of


Stanley, Rural Municipality of


Ste. Anne, Rural Municipality of


Ste. Anne, Town of


Ste. Rose, Rural Municipality of


Steinbach, City of


Stonewall, Town of


Stuartburn, Rural Municipality of


Swan River, Town of


Swan Valley West, Municipality of


Taché, Rural Municipality of


Teulon, Town of


The Pas, Town of


Thompson, City of


Thompson, Rural Municipality of


Two Borders, Municipality of


Victoria Beach, Rural Municipality of


Victoria, Rural Municipality of


Virden, Town of


Wallace-Woodworth, Rural Municipality of


West Interlake, Municipality of


West Lake-Gladstone, Municipality of


West St. Paul, Rural Municipality of


Whitehead, Rural Municipality of


Whitemouth, Rural Municipality of


Winkler, City of


Winnipeg Beach, Town of


Winnipeg, City of


Woodlands, Rural Municipality of


Yellowhead, Municipality of



For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund, please visit:

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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