Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

January 30, 2015 17:36 ET

Minister Denis Lebel's Statement in Response to Council of the Federation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 30, 2015) -

"Our Government has introduced the largest and longest Infrastructure plan in Canadian history with a $75 billion investment in public infrastructure over the next decade, including the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan for provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure.

At close to $22 billion over the next 10 years, the permanent federal Gas Tax Fund is the largest component of the New Building Canada Plan. This year alone $2 billion was made available to municipalities, supporting over 2,000 new projects across Canada.

Our key partners in this endeavour, provinces, territories, and municipalities are those who own 95% of public infrastructure in this country.

Important projects worth more than an estimated $5 billion in total project costs have already been identified in every region of the country."

The Honourable Denis Lebel

Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613 943-1838