Province announces funding for Alberta cities to support infrastructure needs, operating costs

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28 Jul 2020


Alberta municipalities will receive $1.1 billion to support operating costs during the COVID-19 pandemic and build new infrastructure, the UCP government announced.

Speaking in Edmonton, Premier Jason Kenney said Alberta would match a $233-million contribution from the federal government to support municipal operating costs during the pandemic, as part of the Safe Restart Agreement.

The partnership, announced earlier in July, includes a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories safely restart their economies over the next six to eight months following mass shutdowns that began in March.

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