Canada and Nova Scotia have announced their bilateral agreement under the Investing in Canada plan, which will see the federal government invest more than $828 million in the province over ten years.
Announced by Scott Brison, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, and President of the Treasury Board, and Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, the signing of the new bilateral agreement will provide more than $381 million in federal funding for Green Infrastructure.
“Participation in the Investing in Canada infrastructure program is a great opportunity to enhance our province’s public infrastructure,” said Premier McNeil. “From building a better transportation system to improving our water systems to supporting arts and culture, this investment will create good jobs and build our economy and communities for the future.”
The projects supported through the agreement will be cost-shared with the provincial government, municipalities, and other partners, supporting public transit, green infrastructure, recreational and cultural infrastructure, and rural and northern communities infrastructure.
“Long-term investments in infrastructure are key to building a strong Canada–connecting people, creating good jobs for the middle class, and building our economy and our communities for the future,” said Brison. “We are pleased to reach a new agreement with Nova Scotia to invest in infrastructure projects that will provide further growth and economic opportunities for cities and smaller rural communities for years to come.”
These investments will make a positive difference in communities across the province, including:
- faster commute and travel time for more people, and easier movement of goods for businesses
- cleaner air and water
- reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- smarter and more efficient cities
- sustainable water management
- enhanced public parks, recreational facilities and other spaces that make communities great places to live
- better transportation and digital infrastructure for people living in remote communities