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This article was published 28/3/2013 (1351 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Manitoba municipalities will benefit from new federal infrastructure funding, according to Association of Manitoba Municipalities president Doug Dobrowolski.
Dobrowolski, also a councillor in the RM of Macdonald, said the recently announced federal budget contains a commitment to continue supporting infrastructure projects, with $47-billion to be made available over 10 years beginning in 2014-15.
In a release, he noted the government’s decision to index the gas tax transfer at 2% annually beginning in 2014–2015, stating that this will ensure the fund keeps pace with inflation and will add another $9 billion to the permanent gas tax fund over 20 years.
"By protecting the purchasing power of the gas tax transfer, and by extending program funding for 10 years, this budget goes a long way to provide what our members need - long-term sustainable infrastructure funding for Manitoba municipalities," he said.