Charlottetown — Investments in key infrastructure build strong and healthy communities across Canada. From roads and buildings – to green energy powered vehicles – reliable infrastructure provides communities with opportunities to grow and develop today so that they are better prepared to overcome the challenges of tomorrow.
Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque; and Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; announced new electric school buses in Prince Edward Island alongside the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Honourable Natalie Jameson, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning.
Funding will support the purchase of 35 electric-powered school buses from Lion Electric to replace the fleet of diesel-powered buses in the 2022-23 fiscal year. These new buses, as well as the installation of charging stations for each bus, will help mitigate green house gas emissions, improve air quality and provide sustainable transportation for students across the province, resulting in a healthier environment for residents.
The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are each investing over $6.2 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.