New support to help communities create jobs and restart economy

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Employment, Newcomer Information, Updates

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 1st, 2020, that funding delivered through the federal Gas Tax Fund will be accelerated this year to help communities as quickly as possible while respecting public health guidelines.

This means that $2.2 billion in annual federal infrastructure funding for communities will be delivered early, this will help communities quickly move forward with infrastructure projects that will improve our quality of life and help restart local economies.

Communities have flexibility to use the funding to meet their local needs such as having access to high-speed broadband, improvements to water and road systems, and the building of cycling and walking paths. The goal of these projects is to create jobs, and improve how Canadians live, work, and play.

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Word of the day:

Support (verb):

  1. bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.
    • Example: The bridge is supported by the pillars.
  2. give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act.
    • Example: The government has new support to create jobs.