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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Green Infrastructure Funding Stream Has Local MPP Excited

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound | by Cody Misner  

Eligible communities will have until January 22nd to submit applications for this funding.

A new funding stream backed by the provincial and federal governments has Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker excited about the possible local benefits.

The Green Infrastructure funding stream aims to invest in local water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.  

According to the press release put out by Walker's office, municipalities with populations under 100,000 can apply for funding from a pool of $200 million to support infrastructure projects.  

Walker says in an interview that "this is an ideal program, we've had lots of municipalities asking for a program like this."

He notes that there is a focus on First Nations communities in the funding stream as well.


Earlier in November, Walker responded to an opposition MPPs question about
clean water for first nations communities saying that previous Liberal government spending could have been better directed towards clean water developments.  

Walker says "I remain that if the Liberals had of actually spent less time building debt and putting money into our First Nations communities, those types of questions would be much less significant."

Eligible communities will have until January 22nd to submit applications for this funding.

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