Federal Ministers Francois-Philippe Champagne and Ralph Goodale were in Regina Wednesday to announce a long term investment in Saskatchewan infrastructure.
Close to $900 Million in investment over the next 10 years will be made to several localized projects across the province.
Champagne said this is good news for the people of Saskatchewan.
“Our mission is to improve the lives of people, and I think these investments will allow us to provide for the good people of Saskatchewan 21st century infrastructure that will be modern, resilient, and green. That’s what people expect.”
Minister of Government Relations Warren Kaeding said this project will fund, or partially fund various different types of infrastructure projects.
“Clean water/waste water projects that maybe didn’t get accepted in the last stream, certainly have an opportunity to resubmit now under this new stream,” Kaeding said. ” Green projects within the province’s municipalities throughout, certainly looking at northern projects that we’re going to have opportunities with.”
The provincial government also ensured the projects will be done following regulations created in Saskatchewan’s ‘Prairie resilience’ plan rather than the federal carbon tax plan.
Regina mayor Michael Fougere said the province has about 900 million reasons to be happy after Wednesday.
“We have long-term funding for infrastructure for the next decade, that is an incredibly positive announcement for investment, for infrastructure growth in our economy, and just for the quality of life for all residents right across the province.”
Over $33 Billion is being invested across Canada by the federal government into infrastructure through bilateral agreements.