Federal Infrastructure Investments in Alberta

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Previously, Calgary wasn’t getting its fair share of federal infrastructure investment. It’s one of the main reasons I decided to run in the federal election in 2015.

We said we’d invest in Alberta – and we’re investing in a big way. To give you a better idea of what I mean, here are the number of Infrastructure Canada projects the federal government supported in Alberta:

  • 4 projects in 2012
  • 2 projects in 2013
  • 5 projects in 2014
  • 200 projects since we formed government in 2015!

You can see it’s quite a change. Through our federal government, Alberta is receiving $3.4 billion for important, badly-needed projects that will benefit Calgarians for many years to come. Building infrastructure also creates jobs. Plus, by building during an economic downturn, construction costs are lower which saves you money.

Some examples of our investments in Calgary:

  • Green Line LRT
  • 17 Avenue S.E. Bus Rapid Transit project
  • Southwest ring road (Tsuut’ina Trail)
  • Flood mitigation
  • Arts Commons, a downtown performing arts venue
  • The National Music Centre, which is receiving Calgary’s biggest-ever cultural infrastructure investment from Canadian Heritage

With a new agreement recently signed between our federal government and the Government of Alberta, we will provide $3.3 billion over the next decade for infrastructure projects in Alberta. This includes unprecedented investments in public transit, green infrastructure, as well as recreational, cultural, and community infrastructure that will build stronger communities and improve social inclusion.

It’s great news for anyone who takes transit, uses recreational facilities, enjoys art and culture performances, or wants to see more jobs created in Calgary.

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