Investing in fundamental infrastructure
Budget 2016 provided $255 million over 2 years to support fundamental infrastructure.
Budget 2017 provided $352.1 million to support fundamental infrastructure and cultural and recreational facilities, as well as community buildout projects. These budget commitments are in addition to $195 million from Budgets 2013 and 2014.
Budget 2019 committed an additional $48 million over 4 years, starting in fiscal year 2020 to 2021, to renew funding for on-reserve infrastructure projects that protect communities from climate-related hazards.
Investments in fundamental infrastructure support:
- roads and bridges
- physical infrastructure to mitigate the effects of natural disasters
- fire protection services
- protection from climate hazards
As of Septemer 30, 2019, $430 million of targeted funds has been invested to support fundamental infrastructure projects.
Progress since November 2015
As of September 30, 2019:
Ongoing and completed projects include:
- 73 energy projects
- 20 connectivity projects
- 91 fire protection projects
- 93 roads and bridges projects
- 56 structural mitigation projects
- 14 feasibility studies and projects in the design phase
- 114 supporting projects and initiatives, such as studies, planning and training etc.
- Government of Canada invests in design of new bridge and road repairs to improve access to seven remote First Nations in Ontario
- Agreements to formalize support for the Northern Ontario Grid Connection Project have been finalized
- Little Red River Cree Nation benefits from several infrastructure improvements