Canada—Ontario Partnership Creates Jobs, Stimulates Economy in Oxford

Residents of Oxford will benefit from federal and provincial infrastructure funding to rehabilitate the following projects:

  • Municipal Building Old Registry Renovation
  • Improvements to County Road 9
  • County Road 55 Rehabilitation
  • County Road 6 Rehabilitation
  • County Municipal Building Turnkey Renovation
  • County Municipal Building Ingersoll Water Shop
  • County Road 13 Rehabilitation

Announced today by Dave MacKenzie, MP for Oxford and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and, Dave Levac, MPP for Brant. These projects are just one example of both governments’ commitment to stimulating the Ontario economy through the creation of jobs in our communities.

These projects will improve transportation efficiency, support a healthier environment, enhance local facilities and services and create local jobs.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, our Government is getting shovels in the ground and flowing money faster to stimulate the economy and create jobs for Ontarians,” said MacKenzie. “Thanks to the strong relationship between our two governments, we can work together to help Ontario communities and the economy thrive immediately and in the future”.

“Under the leadership of Premier Dalton McGuinty, Ontario is leading the way.  “Today we continue the very smart trend of working together, co-operating, and being respectful partners to build a better community at all three levels of government,” said Brant MPP Dave Levac. “It’s what the public expects and wants. Congratulations to all County staff, stakeholders, County Councilors, the Warden, Provincial and Federal officials for getting things right. We are creating jobs and the decisions announced today will soon lead to improved transportation and enhanced facilities and services in our community. Our governments are working together to modernize infrastructure – creating a competitive advantage that attracts business and strengthens our economy today and into the future”.

The governments of Canada and Ontario will each invest up to $30,780,169.74 in the projects. The County of Oxford and Municipalities will contribute the balance of the total eligible project cost of up to $10,260,056.58.

Oxford County Warden Paul Hollbrough commented that this joint funding by the Federal and Provincial Governments with the County of Oxford will result in improvements to Oxford County infrastructure and create jobs in our area; it’s good for all of us.

This project is one of many across the province that will break ground thanks to $ 3.5 billion in joint federal and provincial funding. Together with funded applicant contributions, the total investment in local infrastructure improvements under this intake exceeds $30 million in Ontario. The governments of Canada and Ontario have taken steps to get shovels in the ground and to flow money faster for targeted infrastructure projects starting in the 2009 construction season.


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