I received this update from AMO and wanted to share it with you:
Infrastructure Canada – Phase 1 Infrastructure Funding Agreement – Updated Cross Country Status:
This is another members’ update as we near the four-month mark since Infrastructure Canada issued details of Phase 1 funding for Public Transit and Clean Water and Waste Water (Phase 1 Infrastructure Funding Agreements Status – 12 July 2016 AMO Policy Update). Discussions are underway in the remaining jurisdictions, including Ontario.
Canada has now signed agreements with four provinces and one territory:
June 16 – British Columbia – Transit
June 20 – Yukon – Transit and Clean Water
July 5 – Quebec – Transit and Clean Water
July 8 – Newfoundland and Labrador – Transit and Clean Water
July 25- Manitoba- Transit and Clean Water
We know that Ontario municipal governments are anxious about the timely conclusion of Phase 1 discussions for our province before the 2016 construction session closes. AMO continues to make our members’ concerns well known to the federal and provincial governments. The AMO President, Gary McNamara, did have a meeting with the new Ontario Infrastructure Minister, the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, last week and this was the major topic of conversation. The need for municipal multi-year infrastructure plans to be recognized, as per the Quebec Agreement, will be key for successful Phase 1 implementation in Ontario.