Liberals to invest in flood mitigation and public transit in Calgary

CALGARY, AB – As part of an historic investment in infrastructure, a Liberal government will provide funding for flood mitigation and public transit in Calgary, said the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today at an event at the Simmons Building in the downtown East Village.

“Here in Calgary, and across the country, we need to invest in our infrastructure now – to create jobs, grow our economy, and make sure that families and businesses can prosper,” said Mr. Trudeau. “A Liberal government will provide crucial and significant funding to help Calgary with the costs of flood mitigation, and will continue the $1.5 billion in funding for the C-Train Green Line which will expand service to the nearly 300,000 people who live along its corridor.” 

This funding is part of the Liberal Party of Canada’s commitment to nearly double federal infrastructure investment to $125 billion – from the current $65 billion – over the next decade. We will provide new, dedicated funding to provinces, territories, and municipalities for: public transit infrastructure; social infrastructure, including affordable housing, seniors’ facilities, and child care centres; and green infrastructure, such as local and wastewater facilities, climate resilient infrastructure, and clean energy.

“Every dollar we spend on infrastructure here in Calgary, and across the country will grow our economy, create jobs, and strengthen our cities and communities. Harper won’t help Canadians. And Mulcair’s immediate priority is eliminating Harper’s deficit, which has already forced him to break his promises on health care, transit, and child care,” said Mr. Trudeau. “Only Liberals have a plan to build a strong economy and a country that ensures all Canadians have a real and fair chance to succeed.”

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