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Building stronger communities across Manitoba with federal Gas Tax Fund

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First of two annual funding transfers now available for more than 135 communities across the province

WINNIPEG, Aug. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in modern, efficient public infrastructure is key to promoting economic growth, strengthening the middle class and developing healthy sustainable communities.

The Government of Canada has delivered the first of two $36-million annual instalments of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) to Manitoba. In total, the province will be provided with over $72 million this year through the fund.

The GTF is a long-term, indexed source of funding that supports local infrastructure projects across the province each year. In the RM of Brokenhead, GTF funds will go toward safety improvements for the community's arena, with the installation of new boards for the ice rink and a new fire alarm system. In the RM of Minto-Odanah, an additional water pump will be installed at the water treatment plant, increasing its capacity so that more households can benefit from reliable water services. In Portage la Prairie, funding will be used to replace the aging Island Park bridge with a 3-lane causeway, improving traffic flow and establishing a safer crossing that will serve the community for decades to come.

Recreation, roads and water systems are only three of the 18 project categories eligible for funding under the program. This wide range demonstrates the flexibility of the GTF in allowing communities to direct their allocations to their most pressing local needs.

Quotes

"Local governments know best what their communities need and the Government of Canada is proud to deliver stable, long-term funding that they count on to develop and maintain their public infrastructure. By investing in our communities, the Government of Canada is promoting economic growth and environmental sustainability, strengthening the middle class and helping ensure all Canadians have access to the opportunities they need to succeed."

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"By investing in community infrastructure across the province we are ensuring our municipalities not only continue to grow but are strong, sustainable places to live. The federal Gas Tax fund responds to local priorities and gives municipalities a fair say in how the funding is invested in their communities. Our government continues to focus on strategic investments that contribute to economic growth, job-creation and value-for-money for Manitoba residents."

Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister of Municipal Relations

Quick Facts

  • Communities can invest across 18 different project categories. They can also use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank them for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects or use them to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
  • Through its Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.

Related product

2018‒2019 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations in Manitoba by community: https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2018/08/manitobas-201819-federal-gas-tax-fund-allocations.html

 Backgrounder

Manitoba's 2018‒19 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations

The Government of Canada has delivered the first of two annual $36-million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) instalments to Manitoba. The funding will flow through the provincial government to the following 136 communities on a per capita basis. In total, the GTF will provide over $72 million this year for local infrastructure projects.

2018‒19 GTF allocations per community1

 

Ultimate Recipient

Allocation 2018-19

Alexander

$168,772

Alonsa

$71,854

Altona

$231,290

Arborg

$65,178

Argyle

$60,595

Armstrong

$103,820

Beausejour

$176,863

Bifrost-Riverton

$198,815

Boissevain-Morton

$128,432

Brandon

$3,050,089

Brenda-Waskada

$36,889

Brokenhead

$262,239

Carberry

$94,429

Carman

$171,261

Cartier

$178,390

Cartwright-Roblin

$70,157

Churchill

$45,998

Clanwilliam-Erickson

$50,977

Coldwell

$76,437

Cornwallis

$247,698

Dauphin (City)

$466,824

Dauphin (Rural Municipality)

$124,471

De Salaberry

$195,194

Deloraine-Winchester

$84,018

Dufferin

$135,448

Dunnottar

$39,378

East St. Paul

$511,804

Ellice-Archie

$54,937

Elton

$71,118

Emerson-Franklin

$137,994

Ethelbert

$35,588

Fisher

$96,409

Flin Flon

$305,804

Gilbert Plains

$91,826

Gillam

$75,362

Gimli

$330,698

Glenboro-South Cypress

$83,905

Glenella-Lansdowne

$70,439

Government of Manitoba (Northern Affairs Communities)

$505,750

Grahamdale

$76,606

Grand Rapids

$15,785

Grandview

$85,319

Grassland

$83,735

Grey

$147,951

Hamiota

$72,872

Hanover

$793,562

Harrison Park

$101,784

Headingley

$181,898

Kelsey

$131,827

Killarney-Turtle Mountain

$182,916

La Broquerie

$294,092

Lac du Bonnet (Rural Municipality)

$165,773

Lac du Bonnet (Town)

$60,482

Lakeshore

$79,266

Leaf Rapids

$28,176

Lorne

$170,073

Louise

$109,309

Lynn Lake

$38,134

MacDonald

$355,309

McCreary

$53,636

Melita

$60,482

Minitonas-Bowsman

$102,745

Minnedosa

$146,367

Minto-Odanah

$66,592

Montcalm

$74,060

Morden

$441,987

Morris (Rural Municipality)

$169,677

Morris (Town)

$101,670

Mossey River

$67,101

Mountain

$62,462

Neepawa

$205,321

Niverville

$200,286

Norfolk Treherne

$98,502

North Cypress-Langford

$148,630

North Norfolk

$212,846

Oakland-Wawanesa

$91,543

Oakview

$85,602

Pembina

$134,033

Pinawa (Local Government District)

$81,698

Piney

$97,314

Pipestone

$81,868

Portage la Prairie (City)

$735,286

Portage la Prairie (Rural Municipality)

$369,171

Powerview-Pine Falls

$74,343

Prairie Lakes

$80,510

Prairie View

$122,604

Reynolds

$72,703

Rhineland

$326,568

Riding Mountain West

$78,643

Ritchot

$309,934

Riverdale

$114,231

Roblin

$185,802

Rockwood

$450,586

Roland

$59,859

Rosedale

$92,052

Rossburn

$59,180

Rosser

$76,493

Russell-Binscarth

$144,443

Selkirk

$556,387

Sifton

$66,309

Snow Lake

$40,906

Souris-Glenwood

$137,994

Springfield

$795,995

St. Andrews

$671,863

St. Clements

$594,351

St. Francois Xavier

$70,157

St. Laurent

$73,834

St. Pierre-Jolys

$62,179

Stanley

$472,765

Ste. Anne (Rural Municipality)

$265,124

Ste. Anne (Town)

$91,996

Ste. Rose

$101,501

Steinbach

$765,160

Stonewall

$256,637

Stuartburn

$86,847

Swan River

$221,050

Swan Valley West

$165,377

Taché

$581,847

Teulon

$63,594

The Pas

$311,914

Thompson (City)

$742,472

Thompson (Rural Municipality)

$79,039

Two Borders

$74,117

Victoria Beach

$21,160

Victoria

$63,311

Virden

$176,184

Wallace-Woodworth

$161,643

West Interlake

$124,811

West Lake-Gladstone

$173,581

West St. Paul

$279,042

Whitehead

$86,734

Whitemouth

$87,583

Winkler

$603,686

Winnipeg Beach

$57,200

Winnipeg

$43,943,697

Woodlands

$199,211

Yellowhead

$111,628

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund, please visit:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund in Manitoba, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/fpir/strainfrasec/fedgastax/index.html

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1
Amounts exclude administrative costs.

Associated links

Investing in Canada, Canada's long-term infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund in Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/fpir/strainfrasec/fedgastax/index.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng 
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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

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