Canada to deliver $570M in infrastructure funding to N.W.T. – CBC

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Funds first announced in 2017, will be available over 10 years

Mar 07, 2018

Canada and the Northwest Territories have opened the door for more than $570 million in federal infrastructure funding to start flowing into the territory.

N.W.T. Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann and federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi signed a bilateral agreement on Wednesday that makes the money available.

The funds were first announced in the 2017 federal budget, according to Sohi’s press secretary, Brook Simpson, and will be available over the next 10 years.

“Small jurisdictions like the Northwest Territories are still playing catch-up to southern Canada,” said Schumann. “The $570 million announcement here today will have a long-lasting impact on our territory.”

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