WHEREAS infrastructure investment is the foundation of economic growth, job creation and a healthier environment;
WHEREAS the Government of Canada is in a strong fiscal position relative to the provinces and middle-class households and has access to capital at low interest rates;
WHEREAS the Government of Canada must play a leadership role in unlocking untapped sources of non-government investment, including from pension funds and public-private partnerships;
WHEREAS Canada’s economic growth and job creation continue to be well below our potential, and crumbling infrastructure in communities as diverse as the City of Montreal or on First Nations Reserves is an increasingly acute drag on our economic prospects and our environmental sustainability;
WHEREAS existing infrastructure funding is inadequate to address our aging population, a changing climate, and ensuring our economic competitiveness;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada are taking action to keep Canadians safe, healthy, and supported.