Residents of Almonte, ON will benefit from joint federal, provincial and municipal funding to build a mechanical sewage treatment plant and upgrade the town’s pump station, announced today Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon O’Connor and Mississippi Mills Mayor Al Lunney. This project is just one example of all levels of government committed to stimulating the Ontario economy by reducing red tape, creating jobs for Ontarians, and getting shovels in the ground sooner.
This project will enhance local facilities and services and create local jobs, when the need for economic stimulus is greatest.
The governments of Canada and Ontario will each invest up to $9,355,518 in the project. The Town of Almonte will contribute the balance of the total eligible project cost of up to $9,355,518.
“The beneficiaries of the Federal-Provincial and Municipal partnerships announced today will be the people of Ontario: just like here in Almonte, Ontarians will be able to benefit by seeing shovels in the ground and real work getting started,” said Gordon O’Connor, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, and MP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills.
"With local investments in infrastructure such as the one we are providing here today, our Provincial Government is working everyday to keep Ontario moving forward and growing in strength. Families, jobs and local economies are the backbone of our Province and in making those areas stronger we are continuing to support our communities." said the Honourable Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the Government of Ontario.
“We are so pleased to receive this funding. It couldn’t have come at a better time, our current system is outdated. With this announcement, the residents of Almonte can rest assured that their government is keeping their water clean. This will ensure our community is safe now and in the future,” said Mayor Al Lunney.
This project is one of 289 across the province that will soon break ground thanks to a federal-provincial-municipal investment of more than $1 Billion. The governments of Canada and Ontario have taken steps to get shovels in the ground and to flow money faster for targeted infrastructure projects in Ontario Communities for the 2009 and 2010 construction seasons.
Because the federal and provincial governments understand that infrastructure investments will stimulate the economy, nearly 85 per cent of project applications were approved for funding.
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