Thirteen Local Projects Receive COVID-19 Resilience Funding

For Immediate Release

Perth—Wellington, ON: All nine municipalities in Perth—Wellington will receive a combined $2.1 million contribution in federal-provincial funding through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Perth—Wellington MP John Nater congratulated local municipalities: “I am very pleased that projects in every corner of Perth—Wellington will receive funding,” said Nater. “It’s essential for municipalities to receive support from the federal and provincial governments to modernize the infrastructure on which we rely,” he added.

The thirteen projects funded through this program will allow municipalities to undertake projects that might not otherwise have been eligible under traditional infrastructure programs. These projects were part of a $51.2 million announcement made jointly by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Nater also used the opportunity to reiterate his support for stable, predictable, long-term funding for municipal infrastructure projects. “The consistent delays we have seen locally in accessing federal infrastructure funding has placed many municipalities in a difficult financial position,” said Nater. “Red tape and regulatory roadblocks should be lessened to better allow municipalities to get the job done,” he added.

Attached:List of Local Projects