STATEMENT FROM MAYOR BRIAN BOWMAN REGARDING SIGNIFICANT FUNDING MILESTONE FOR THE NORTH END SEWAGE TREAMENT PLANT

WINNIPEG – Statement from Mayor Bowman:

“Since 2016, the City of Winnipeg has been alone in its efforts to upgrade the North End Sewage Treatment Plant and today marks a milestone in those efforts to gain significant funding commitments from the provincial and federal governments.

A report published today communicates the provincial government's request to transfer approximately $320 Million from the federal Public Transit Infrastructure Stream to the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

If approved by Council and subsequently approved by the federal government, this would be a welcome prioritization of $589 Million dollars of provincial and federal funding toward City Council’s number one infrastructure priority, the North End Sewage Treatment Plant. I am pleased to see the provincial government joining the City in taking steps to protect the future development of our city and the future of Lake Winnipeg.

Winnipeg's remaining share of federal transit funding would be $203.61 Million. If matched by the Province and the City, this represents $534 Million in much needed dollars that could be used to invest in public transit in Winnipeg after the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan is completed in 2021 and implementation begins.

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