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Breaking down Budget 2017

March 23, 2017 -

The infrastructure money train looks primed to leave the station in Ottawa, even if people aren’t quite sure when and how those dollars will be spent. First and foremost, the Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB). The expectation was that details about the structure, location, and some basic information...

Categories: Features

Alberta announces infrastructure funding in Budget 2017

March 17, 2017 -

The 2017 Alberta budget included funding for new infrastructure projects, identified as high priorities by the province. Budget 2017 included a Capital Plan that will invest $29.5 billion in infrastructure projects over four years. This includes: $7.6 billion in municipal infrastructure support...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Ontario Unveils $29B Transportation Plan

April 15, 2014 -

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the Ontario government's plan to build a seamless and integrated transportation network across the province, which would put in place dedicated and substantial funding for public transit and transportation infrastructure. It would make nearly $29 billion available...

Categories: Ontario

Manitoba Makes $5.5B Infrastructure Pledge

March 7, 2014 -

Manitoba has announced a five-year, $5.5 billion investment plan for the province’s core infrastructure. More than $3.7 billion will go towards roads, highways, and bridges; $320 million to flood protection; and more than $1.5 million will be invested in municipal roads, clean water, and other municipal...

Categories: Western Canada

Budget 2014: $53B Building Canada Plan Renewed

February 12, 2014 -

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced the 2014 federal budget in Parliament this month. Budget 2014 focuses on two key themes: balancing the budget for 2015-’16; and jobs and the economy, especially skills development, infrastructure, and manufacturing. He later described the budget as...

Categories: National

Manitoba Forecasts 2014-2015 Infrastructure Investments

December 11, 2013 -

Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Steve Ashton announced the province’s continued desire to invest in highways, roads, and bridges. The announcement was made alongside the release of the interim 2014 construction tendering schedule. “We will continue to improve Manitoba’s...

Categories: Western Canada

Report Proposes a Canadian Energy Information Organization

April 17, 2012 -

A report published last week by The School of Public Policy argues the need for a national, arms-length, independent and well-funded Energy Information Organization. Professor Michal Moore, the report's author, argues that Canada is an energy superpower that lacks energy information. This organization...

Categories: National, News

Nova Scotia Announces Job and Building Plan

December 15, 2011 -

Graham Steele, Nova Scotia’s minister of finance, announced on Friday that the Province will invest $610 million in more than 150 projects through its Job and Building 2012-13 Capital Plan. The investment is meant to boost the province’s economy by generating direct employment equivalent to 4,500...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

More Calls for a National Infrastructure Strategy

November 3, 2011 -

Earlier this week, the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies (ACEC) presented a position paper to the federal government calling for a National Infrastructure Strategy--it's a call that's been made before. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has long argued that the federal government needs...

Categories: National, News

What to Expect from Canada's New Infrastructure Minister

June 6, 2011 -

If you missed FCM's annual AGM in Halifax over the last few days, you may not know that Berry Vrbanovic is FCM's new president. It now falls to him (taking over from former prez, Hans Cunningham) to comment on what our feds are up to. He may have something to say after the budget is released today, but...

Categories: National, News

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