Canada and Alberta invest in public infrastructure projects to improve energy efficiency and support local economies
Calgary: The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Alberta. Investments in Alberta’s public infrastructure during this extraordinary time help create jobs, support local businesses and economies, and make communities more sustainable and resilient.
Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced more than $11.6 million in joint funding for infrastructure projects that will provide retrofits, repairs and upgrades to six provincial buildings.
These projects will improve the energy efficiency and lifespan of the facilities while also supporting economic recovery in the region by providing jobs and business opportunities in Calgary, Edmonton and Wetaskiwin.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $9.2 million in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Alberta is providing $2.32 million.