City likes what it sees from federal budget

Regina Mayor Sandra Masters says Monday’s federal budget had good news for the City when it comes to  upgrading and building municipal infrastructure.

“The federal government’s commitment to double its investment in cities across the country via the Canada Community-Building Fund for one year is important and welcome news for the City of Regina,” Masters said in a release issued Monday afternoon. “This funding is essential to making many of our city’s infrastructure projects possible, including the improvement of approximately 150 km of Regina residential roads between 2018 and 2023. I was very pleased to see the recommendations from FCM’s Western Economic Solutions Taskforce, with new investments made in trade infrastructure and regional economic growth. The federal focus on spurring economic growth is appreciated.”

The City is also  pleased to see additional announcements in the federal budget that could play an important role in expanding sustainable infrastructure including funds for green and inclusive community buildings through retrofits, repairs, upgrades and new builds, and new and expanded networks of pathways and bike lanes.

“As our city plans its recovery from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19, the federal government’s continued investment in Regina will play a critical role,” said Masters. “We look forward to continued cooperation with the federal government as we work together, building a renewed, vibrant, sustainable community.”

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