Ottawa Renews Gas Tax Fund Targeting Manitoba Infrastructure

Manitoba LogoThe province and federal government have renewed the Gas Tax Fund to support public infrastructure across Manitoba.

The fund allows municipalities to plan and prioritize projects, and will allow the flow of federal funds to each province and territory over the next 10 years, from 2014-15 until 2023-24.

“In signing this new Gas Tax Agreement, we look forward to building on the success of the previous agreement and expanding project opportunities to ensure Manitoba remains one of the best places to live, raise a family, work and play,” said Stan Struthers, Manitoba Minister of Municipal Government

Under the renewed Gas Tax Fund, eligible categories have also been expanded, providing municipalities with more flexibility to support local infrastructure.

For Manitoba, the fund represents an estimated $713 million, which has been responsible for the installation of a new water and sewer system in the RM of Rockwood, expansion of a sewage lagoon in the RM and Town of Minitonas, reconstruction of a local road in the RM of Ritchot, and upgrades of the sewer system in the Village of Glenboro.

— Staff