Federal transport minister says $53 billion fund to help municipalities improve infrastructure
Federal Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Denis Lebel was speaking Saturday at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference in Vancouver. Lebel said the Building Canada plan, which will help rebuild roads, bridges, subways and other infrastructure, will take effect by the end of the fiscal year.
“You asked for more funding. We gave you $53 billion across those 10 years,” Lebel told hundreds of delegates at the FCM conference.
“You asked us to index the gas tax fund. That’s in the new plan. You asked not to miss a construction season, so we will be ready to have agreements in place by next spring.”