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Helping Rural Communities Succeed

St. Martins, Norton, and Sussex Corner receive funding for new Infrastructure Initiatives

December 20, 2018       Fundy Royal, New Brunswick

Investing in innovative municipal infrastructure projects contributes to a clean growth economy and strengthens the middle class by ensuring communities are healthy and sustainable places to live. The Government of Canada is partnering with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities—and municipalities such as St. Martins, Norton, and Sussex Corner—to help achieve these national objectives.

Today, Alaina Lockhart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; highlighted more than $28,000 in funding for projects in three Fundy Royal municipalities. These projects are supported by the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), which is funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).

Thanks to this funding, residents of St. Martins, Norton, and Sussex Corner will soon be benefiting from having asset management plans. These projects are part of the 109 initiatives that have been approved in communities across Canada for funding amounting to just over $4.5 million and announced on November 13, 2018.

The Government of Canada believes that local leaders know best what their communities need and is committed to working with them to strengthen their infrastructure. Municipalities are implementing some of Canada’s most advanced green solutions, reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and supporting local priorities such as providing reliable water systems, saving energy and improving waste management. The projects announced today demonstrate the hard work being done in rural municipalities across Canada.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in local infrastructure to support municipalities across Canada. Investing in the design and implementation of local capital asset management plans will help municipalities build and maintain their infrastructure more strategically, which will make infrastructure dollars go further. With a clearer vision of their long-term needs, they will be able to invest in infrastructure projects in the best way possible, benefiting their community for years to come."The Honourable Francois-Philippe ChampagneMinister of Infrastructure & Communities

“As a previous municipal councilor, I understand the need for strong communication and collaboration between all levels of government. Through this investment, the Villages of St. Martins, Norton, and Sussex Corner will have the tools they need to plan, build and maintain infrastructure more strategically. Investments like the ones announced today, help strengthen our rural communities so that they are more sustainable for generations to come. When we work together, we can create real change for our rural communities.” Alaina LockhartMember of Parliament for Fundy Royal

"Today’s announcement highlights how municipal leaders across Canada are innovating to build more sustainable, resilient and livable communities. Thanks to our partnership with the Government of Canada, our programs support local solutions with national impact, contributing to infrastructure renewal and our transition to a low-carbon economy."Vicki-May HammFederation of Canadian Municipalities President

“The funding through MAMP and delivered by FCM along with being allowed to use our Gas Tax funding was the only way as a small municipality we were able to have the plan completed.”Mayor Bette Anne ChattertonVillage of St. Martins

“As a small municipality, the funding we received for the Asset Management Plan benefits the entire Village of Norton. Having our plan be funded through the Municipal Asset Management Program, we now have access to further resources that will help our rural community be better situated for the future.” Mayor Julianna BoothVillage of Norton

Quick facts

  • The Green Municipal FundTM (GMF) supports initiatives that advance innovative solutions to environmental challenges. These projects improve air, water and land quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate economic and social benefits to local communities. Through GMF, municipalities share lessons learned and successful new models for advancing sustainability in communities of all sizes in all regions across Canada. GMF is a $625 million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
  • The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) helps municipalities and partner organizations by providing funding, training and information sharing. It is designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. MCIP is a five-year $75-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
  • The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. The program provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively. MAMP is a five-year, $50-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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Kirstin Duffley
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Office of MP Alaina Lockhart
506-434-2436
alaina.lockhart.c1b@parl.gc.ca

Ann-Clara Vaillancourt
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-697-3778
ann-clara.vaillancourt@canada.ca

Francine Pressault
Media Relations Advisor, Programs
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
613-907-6399
fpressault@fcm.ca