SHIPPAGAN, NB, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - 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.
Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie–Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Wilfred Roussel, Minister of Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs; and Her Worship Anita Savoie Robichaud, Mayor of the Town of Shippagan, today announced close to $340,000 in joint funding for a new wastewater infrastructure project in Shippagan.
Thanks to this investment, the Town of Shippagan will construct a sanitary sewer on Tom Street to improve wastewater management. The new sewer pipe will help maintain clean waterways and support a healthy community.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and New Brunswick for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
"Investing in wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and improving Canadians' quality of life. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the new wastewater system in Shipaggan, which ensure that Canadian communities are sustainable and healthy now, and for years to come."
Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie–Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Your government cares about the health of all New Brunswickers. This investment will ensure the construction of critical infrastructure that will have a lasting and positive impact on the quality of life of the residents of this municipality."
The Honourable Wilfred Roussel, Minister of Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs
"We are particularly proud to be able to do the necessary work for our residents who do not yet have access to sanitary sewer services. This funding will also help those who are experiencing problems with their septic systems."
Her Worship Anita Savoie Robichaud, Mayor of the Town of Shippagan
- 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
- 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;
- Clean growth and climate change;
- Trade and investment;
- The Government of Canada is providing up to $169,742 and the Government of New Brunswick is contributing $84,871 for the construction of a sanitary system in Shipaggan. The Town will also provide $84,871, bringing the total federal-provincial-municipal investment to $339,484.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, [email protected]; Anthony Doiron, Communications, Department of Environment and Local Government, 506-444-2447, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]