Source: Kathleen Harris, cbc.ca, June 02, 2020
Communities will have the flexibility to use the funds for capital projects that meet local needs.
The federal government is accelerating the delivery of infrastructure cash to help struggling municipalities taking a financial hit from COVID-19 — but mayors say they need much more to avoid mass layoffs, property tax hikes and service cuts.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the $2.2 billion in annual infrastructure funding for communities, paid out of the gas tax fund, will be delivered in one payment in June. That gives municipalities earlier access to previously allotted money.
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