Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

July 31, 2015 12:47 ET

The Federal Gas Tax Fund at work in Yukon

Yukon receives first installment of its 2015 allocation to support local infrastructure

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada

The Government of Canada is proud to announce that the first installment of the annual allocation of the federal Gas Tax Fund has been made available to Yukon communities. The annual $2-billion federal Gas Tax Fund allocation will provide $15 million in 2015-2016 to help Yukon communities build and rehabilitate their infrastructure.

Every year, communities benefit from the support and flexibility of the federal Gas Tax Fund. They can pool, bank and borrow against this funding, providing significant financial flexibility to plan infrastructure projects over the long term. Projects are chosen locally and prioritized according to the infrastructure needs of each community. Since 2006, communities across Yukon have benefited from close to $93 million towards funding for local infrastructure priorities under the Fund.

Between 2014 and 2024, Yukon communities will receive an estimated $163 million in new federal infrastructure funding through the Gas Tax Fund.

Quick Facts

  • To date, $15 billion has been made available to Canadian communities through the federal Gas Tax Fund, with close to $22 billion flowing over the 10 year duration of the renewed agreements.
  • Each year, the federal Gas Tax Fund has supports projects in communities across Yukon, such as:
    • The construction of a new recycling facility in the Village of Mayo; and
    • The construction of multi-use active transportation trails and paths, and a new multi-purpose municipal building in Whitehorse.


"Since 2006, the Government of Canada has made significant improvements to the federal Gas Tax Fund: taking concrete action on its commitment to ensure it delivers flexible, indexed and predictable long-term funding to communities across Canada. Investments through the federal Gas Tax Fund are helping Yukon's communities address their local infrastructure priorities, while creating jobs, promoting productivity and supporting economic growth. This first installment of 2015 will continue to benefit residents across the territory."

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Arctic Council and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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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

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154