Moncton, New Brunswick, July 9, 2021—The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the Government of Canada and the City of Moncton. Investments in local infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to create jobs, economic growth, and make our communities more sustainable and resilient.
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and her Worship Dawn Arnold, Mayor of the City of Moncton, announced joint funding for nine projects to improve public infrastructure in Moncton.
City Hall, the Coliseum, the Assumption Fire Station and the St. George Street Fire Station will see improvements to ensure they remain in good condition and Codiac Transpo will install a back up generator to prevent service disruptions to its operations.
Additionally, Elmwood Drive will be rebuilt to reduce the risk of flooding. The city will also improve sewer infrastructure in various locations to provide reliable service to residents and repair sidewalks to ensure pedestrians have access to safe spaces to walk around the community.
These projects will create good local jobs while extending the useful life of these important pieces of Moncton infrastructure.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $5.3 million towards these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada program. The City of Moncton is contributing more than $1.3 million to these projects.