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Improving Peel’s water infrastructure

Better stormwater management infrastructure for Region for Peel residents
46 new projects approved in 5 communities

 Mississauga, Ontario, May 23, 2017The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of Seniors Affairs, the Honourable Dipika Damerla, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and Frank Dale, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for the Region of Peel today announced that 30 new projects in the Region of Peel have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $69 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over $34 million, and the recipient will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents in the Region of Peel will benefit from a number of sewage pumping stations being rehabilitated or replaced, as well as equipment at several water pollution control plants being replaced. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, $7.2 million in federal funding for 16 water and wastewater projects will benefit four other communities across Ontario.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

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“Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water.The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like those in the Region of Peel, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Malton, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

 “This investment by the province—over $2,500,000 in Mississauga and over $34,000,000 in the greater Peel Region—will ensure that Mississauga has clean water and reduce risks of flooding. I am pleased that these projects will contribute to enhanced quality of life in Mississauga for years to come.”
The Honourable Dipika Damerla, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga East—Cooksville

“Unfortunately, all too often this specific element of infrastructure investment – that we highlight today – receives attention when something goes wrong. However, that is not the case in this circumstance. Today’s announcement outlining the investments that will be made in the rehabilitation and replacement of  clean water equipment and facilities here at Lakeview, as well as the commencement of new wastewater projects, will ensure that our residents continue to benefit from efficient access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water.”
Frank Dale, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for the Region of Peel

 

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges, and water and wastewater infrastructure in the province’s history – more than $190 billion in public infrastructure over 13 years, starting in 2014–15. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

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Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwf-program-programme-eng.html.
Build ON 2017 Infrastructure Update: https://www.ontario.ca/page/buildon-2017-infrastructure-update

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Investing in public transit in Mississauga

Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in Mississauga
A total of 57 new projects approved in Mississauga

Mississauga, Ontario, May 5, 2017 — Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day.

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for MississaugaMalton, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie announced 57 projects that will benefit Mississauga under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—more than $58 million.

On March 31st, Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged the importance of public transit to Canadians as stated in Budget 2017 and announced approval of 312 projects across Ontario, including 51 of the 57 projects in Mississauga.

The PTIF projects include the acquisition of several 40-foot buses and 60-foot buses to replace older vehicles, the construction of 25 km of multi-use trails, bike lanes and signed routes to encourage cycling and walking to public transit stations, as well as making transit facilities more accessible. New buses will enhance the reliability of transit services for riders while other improvements will make getting across the city easier, faster and safer for transit users.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is working closely with the Government of Ontario and municipalities to invest in important transit initiatives that will strengthen communities across Ontario by growing the middle-class, fostering long-term prosperity and getting Canadians to their daily activities on time and home at the end of the day. Canadians today and into the future will benefit from the projects announced today, which will provide Mississauga residents with affordable and efficient public transit infrastructure.”
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton

“I am pleased to have a federal partner that shares the province’s commitment to transit in making your daily commute faster and more convenient. This funding will benefit Mississauga and our entire community by increasing accessibility, adding new buses to the fleet, reconstructing trails for cyclists and pedestrians, and investing in technology to support the future of our transit system.”
The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation

“The Government of Canada has allocated unprecedented funding to help Canada’s cities, like Mississauga, press ahead with important city-building priorities like breaking gridlock, building transit and strengthening our local economy. Through PTIF, Mississauga will receive $58 million in investments for 57 separate city-building initiatives. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s founding. Canada’s municipalities are the cornerstone of Confederation and these funding commitments are an opportunity for local governments to shape our nation’s promising future.”
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie

 

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Caption: The Hon. Navdeep Bains, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Malton and Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announces 57 new public transit projects at the Mississauga Transit Facility.  

 

Quick Facts

 

  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • To support public transit, Budget 2017 proposes $25.3 billion. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • Since 2004, the Government of Ontario has committed more than $3.7 billion to municipalities across the province through the provincial gas tax program. This funding supports municipal transit systems.
  • The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to ca/BuildON.

 

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Associated links

Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html
The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/ptif-fitc-eng.php
Building Ontario – Infrastructure Plan: https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario

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Historic trade accord strengthens Canada’s economic union

Canadian Free Trade Agreement will boost business opportunities and create more jobs

April 7, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Canadians will buy and sell more freely within our own country with the launch of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, which will create job opportunities for the middle class.

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, along with provincial and territorial counterparts, released the text of the new trade agreement, which takes effect on July 1st, Canada’s 150th anniversary.

By improving the flow of goods, services and investments across provincial and territorial borders, this agreement will give consumers more choice and lower prices, making it easier for Canadians to enjoy the best of what this country has to offer.

The agreement commits all governments to reducing the patchwork of rules and regulations that can stifle growth. Opportunities will increase for businesses of all sizes to innovate and expand at home so that they are better equipped to compete globally.

The agreement will allow licensed professionals with Canadian credentials to work in different parts of the country. Carpenters, welders and plumbers, among others, will benefit from more job opportunities as a result.

This agreement is the result of a strong, collaborative effort among the Government of Canada, the provinces and the territories. The Government of Canada took a lead role in ensuring that the agreement is modern and ambitious enough for Canadian businesses to compete globally.

Quotes

“The Canadian Free Trade Agreement will bring real benefits to Canadians. Companies will find it easier and less costly to sell their goods and services across the country, which means Canadians can expect more choice and pay less for what they buy. More open markets and less red tape mean Canadian businesses can grow and compete globally. And as these companies grow, they will create more middle-class jobs for Canadians.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Malton, announces historic Canada Free Trade Agreement that will boost business opportunities and create more jobs on April 7, 2017

Quick Facts

  • The agreement contains a number of historic firsts:
    • It opens up trade within Canada in virtually every sector of the economy, making it the most ambitious trade deal to cover Canada’s home market.
    • It enables Canadian companies operating in regulated professions, such as engineering and architecture, to compete for opportunities to supply their products and services to governments across the country.
    • It enables suppliers to most publicly owned energy utilities to bid for government contracts in many parts of the country, creating a brand new business opportunity worth an estimated $4.7 billion annually.
    • It establishes a process to enhance trade in beer, wine and spirits among provinces and territories.
  • Rules in the Canadian Free Trade Agreement will automatically apply to all of the country’s economic activity unless something is specifically excluded.
  • Trade within Canada represents about one-fifth of Canada’s GDP, or $385 billion annually. It also accounts for nearly 40 percent of all provincial and territorial exports.
  • The Canadian Free Trade Agreement will replace the existing Agreement on Internal Trade, which has been in place since 1995.

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Budget 2017 gives Mississauga-Malton residents a real and fair chance at success

Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. Canada is home to a well-educated and highly skilled workforce, but as the demands of the workplace change, so too must the education and skills that workers bring to their jobs. The changes in the economy—both here at home and around the world—present incredible opportunities for the middle class and those working hard to join it.

With its strong focus on innovation, skills, partnerships and fairness, Budget 2017 takes the next steps in securing a more prosperous future for all Canadians.

Today at the Mississauga Board of Trade, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, discussed Budget 2017, the Government’s ambitious agenda to support middle-class Canadians at every stage of their lives, transform our neighbourhoods and communities, and give every Canadian a real and fair chance at success.

Minister Bains spoke about how Budget 2017 will:

  • equip Canada’s workers with the skills and tools they need to succeed in a changing economy. Budget 2017 places Canada’s skilled, talented and creative people at the heart of a more innovative economy. It makes smart investments to help adult workers retrain or upgrade their skills to adapt to changes in the new economy. And it helps young people get the skills and work experience they need to start their careers.
  • position Canada at the leading edge of a changing economy by ensuring that Canadians can access the jobs of the future. Budget 2017 helps connect companies on a global scale, takes an innovative and collaborative approach to solving modern challenges, and helps businesses get what they need to grow.
  • strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, universal health care system to meet the needs of Canadian families. Budget 2017 confirms the Government’s historic health agreements with 12 provinces and territories by investing in better home care and mental health initiatives that will help the families who need it most.
  • keep Canada on the path to building a fairer, more inclusive country that reflects the priorities of Canadians. The Government understands that change must result in the kind of growth that benefits all Canadians at every stage of their lives—young Canadians, newcomers to Canada, working Canadians, seniors, veterans and Indigenous Peoples. The Government also takes an important step toward gender equality with Canada’s first ever Gender Statement, which will serve as a basis for ongoing, open and transparent discussions about the role gender plays in policy development.
  • advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean growth economy by investing in green infrastructure that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, delivers clean air and safe drinking water, and promotes renewable power. Budget 2017 also takes important steps to support the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
  • advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples through investments in infrastructure and First Nations and Inuit health, actions to strengthen Indigenous communities, funding to support education and training, and measures to promote language and culture revitalization.
  • make the tax system fairer for the middle class. Budget 2017 will close tax loopholes, crack down on tax evasion, improve existing tax measures for individuals and families, and eliminate measures that are inefficient or no longer effective. Through Budget 2017, the Government will also be taking steps toward eliminating tax measures that disproportionately benefit the wealthy.
  • build stronger communities by improving access to early learning, child care and affordable housing. Budget 2017 takes concrete action to improve the quality of life of all Canadians with more cultural and recreational centres, as well as safe and accessible public spaces.

By taking action today—investing in the things that Canadians need to succeed now and well into the future—Budget 2017 will deliver a growing economy that works for every Canadian.

Quotes

“Budget 2017 continues our plan to strengthen the middle class—the heart of Canada’s economy. It makes smart and responsible investments that will provide Canadians with good, well-paying jobs and opportunities in the new, innovative economy.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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$750,000 investment in Mississauga telecommunications manufacturer will create more jobs

FedDev Ontario contributes $750,000 to Mississauga company

Maker of ethernet equipment to nearly double its workforce and compete globally

March 3, 2017 – Mississauga, Ontario – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)

Canadians working for a Mississauga-based manufacturer of telecommunications products will develop faster, more secure ethernet switches and other network equipment as a result of a $750,000 investment from the Government of Canada.

This investment in iS5 Communications Inc. is expected to create up to 12 skilled jobs – nearly doubling its workforce and allowing the company to develop new products that can be sold globally.

FedDev Ontario’s funding, through the Investing in Business Innovation initiative, was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario and Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton.

iS5 Communications provides mission-critical industrial ethernet products to industries, such as the utilities, defence and transportation sectors. The company produces network equipment that is resistant to extreme temperatures, signal interference and cyber attacks. The resilience of these products allows information and data to be transmitted faster and more securely. iS5 Communications Inc. to be the first of its kind to release a unique cyber security platform and technology to operate reliably in temperatures ranging from -40C to +85C without being affected by frequency interference from other sources.

The Government’s Innovation Agenda aims to make Canada a global centre for innovation – one that drives economic growth by creating better jobs, opportunities and living standards for all Canadians. This investment is an example of that vision in action.

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“Where innovation happens matters because that’s where the best jobs are located. When companies such as iS5 Communications innovate, they create well-paying, middle-class jobs. And those jobs spin off into more good jobs in every community where innovation happens. That’s how innovation leads to a better Canada.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
“I am very appreciative of our federal government’s support of Canadian technology companies, which is helping us to thrive and grow as a company. The repayable contribution received from FedDev Ontario will help iS5 Communications Inc. to commercialize our products, including our latest innovation, “Raptor,” and optimize our supply chain to improve our competitiveness in the global market.”

– Clive Dias, President and Chief Executive Officer, iS5 Communications Inc.
Quick Facts
iS5 Communications Inc., founded in 2012, provides telecommunications solutions for the utility, industrial, transportation, defence and surveillance industries to markets all over the world.

FedDev Ontario’s repayable contribution of up to $750,000 will attract an addition $1.5 million from accredited members registered with the Canadian Venture Capital Association and the York Angel Investors.

As a result of increased sales and the development of new products, the company will be increasing the number of Ontario based suppliers by 30 percent.

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