Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Millions in New Funding Announced for Infrastructure Projects in N.B

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Millions in New Funding Announced for Infrastructure Projects in N.B

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New funding announced for N.B. infrastructure

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MONCTON, N.B. - The federal and New Brunswick governments have announced an agreement to spend more than $176 million on 51 infrastructure projects.

According to a release, the federal government will provide up to 50 per cent of the funding for projects through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

Among the list of 51 approved projects are a new stormwater basin in Moncton, new buses for Miramichi's public transit fleet, and upgrades to a wastewater treatment facility in Fredericton.

"We understand that New Brunswickers want their government to focus on the economy, education and health care," said Premier Brian Gallant in a statement. "Investments like these help get things done in these priority areas."

The funding is retroactive to April 1 so the projects can proceed without delay.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Nova Scotia earlier this week to announce a similar funding agreement for infrastructure projects in that province.

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were among five provinces and two territories still awaiting infrastructure funding agreements with Ottawa at the start of the week. …

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