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$400 million earmarked for 2023 northern Ontario infrastructure projects

December 16, 2022  By  Don Horne

Queen’s Park is investing $400 million in critical infrastructure for small, rural and northern communities, through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) in 425 communities across the province.

“Ontario’s small, rural and northern communities are essential to the growth and prosperity of the province,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “As part of our plan to build Ontario, our government is continuing to provide stable funding to meet local infrastructure needs and provide support in response to pressures from inflation.”

OCIF provides funding to eligible communities every year to help them renew and rehabilitate critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water and wastewater projects.

In December 2021, the Ontario government announced an additional $1 billion for critical infrastructure projects in small, rural and northern communities, bringing the government’s total investment to nearly $2 billion dollars over five years.


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