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Village of Minburn

Village of Minburn

July 06, 2013 14:30 ET

Road Improvements Completed in the Village of Minburn Thanks to Federal Gas Tax Fund

VILLAGE OF MINBURN, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 6, 2013) - Residents and business owners from the Village of Minburn are benefitting from improvements to Main Street and 50th Avenue thanks to a $250,000 contribution from the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer.

"Our Government is proud to have invested in this infrastructure improvement project that created local jobs and will provide safe and efficient roadways for residents and visitors alike," said the Member of Parliament for Vegreville-Wainwright, Leon Benoit, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. "Our government will continue to deliver long-term funding to support municipalities and improve infrastructure in Alberta, while creating economic growth and long-term prosperity across Canada."

"The recapping of both 50th avenue and 50th street will enhance the infrastructure of the village of Minburn," said the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village of Minburn, Brian Overly. "The Federal Gas Tax Fund enables communities to make improvements in the village's infrastructure that otherwise would be difficult to finance. The Village of Minburn sincerely appreciates the support provided under this program."

The Government of Canada provided $250,000 from the Gas Tax Fund transfer to resurface the Village of Minburn's Main Street and 50th Avenue.

The federal Gas Tax Fund transfer provides long-term funding to municipalities across the country to build and revitalize their local infrastructure. The Government of Canada has invested over $10 billion to date in municipal infrastructure through this program, and passed legislation to make it a permanent transfer of $2 billion per year. In Alberta, the program currently provides over $199.5 million of predictable, long-term funding annually to help municipalities build and revitalize public infrastructure. As part of Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government committed to index the Gas Tax Fund to provide additional funding for communities, starting in 2014.

Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013 is delivering a New Building Canada Plan to build roads, bridges, subways, commuter rail, and other public infrastructure in cooperation with provinces, territories, and municipalities. Thanks to the Government of Canada's leadership and our strong economic and financial fundamentals, the Canadian economy has recovered from the global recession better than most other industrialized countries. Canada has been a leader among G-7 countries throughout the recovery with more than 1 million net new jobs created since July 2009. The New Building Canada Plan, combined with other federal infrastructure investments, supports Canada's infrastructure advantage, a key enabler of economic growth and job creation.

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Contact Information

  • Marie-Josee Paquette, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure,
    Communities, Minister of the Canada Economic Development
    Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec,
    and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

    Brian Overly
    Village of Minburn

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251 or toll-free 1-877-250-7154