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Alberta inks infrastructure deal with Ottawa, opens spigot on $1B in funding

Investments will cover nearly 50 transit projects across province, as well as wastewater management work at 17 different sites

September 2, 2016  by The Canadian Press


The deal will fund a range of projects in the public transit and wastewater management segments

EDMONTON—Alberta and the federal government say they’ve agreed to a deal which will unlock $1 billion in cash for public transit and waste-water projects.

Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi and his Alberta counterpart Brian Mason announced the bilateral agreement in Edmonton.

Sohi says Ottawa will chip in almost $550 million, while the province and municipalities will make up the rest.

He says the cash will improve infrastructure and create well-paying jobs.


Mason says the money will go toward crucial services such as public transportation and clean water.

Some 46 transit projects across Edmonton and three in Calgary are to get funding along with 17 water and waste-water upgrades.