Investments in local infrastructure by the governments of Canada and Alberta will help stimulate the economy and address the needs of communities as they recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced $10 million in federal-provincial funding for a provincial infrastructure project located in Edmonton.
The Alberta Legislature Grounds active transportation project announced today will help ensure continued use of the accessible walking paths and enjoyment of some existing water features. This project will replace concrete to keep the decking and walkways safe and available for public use and replace some components of the reflective pool and dome fountain ensuring Edmontonians, Albertans and visitors alike can safely enjoy the area for years to come.
The Government of Canada is investing $8 million in this project through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Alberta is investing $2 million.