Canada-Ontario partnership creates jobs, stimulates economy in Amaranth
September 11, 2021

Amaranth, ON
- Residents of Amaranth Ontario will benefit from federal and provincial infrastructure funding to construct a new sand storage facility in the township. Announced today by David Tilson MP along with Mayor Don MacIver and provincial representatives, this project is just one example of both governments’ commitment to stimulating the Ontario economy through the creation of jobs in our communities.

This project will enhance local facilities and services while creating local jobs.

“Our government is getting shovels in the ground faster, stimulating the economy and creating jobs for Ontarians with swift funding dispersal,” said David Tilson MP. “Thanks to the strong relationship between our two governments, we can work together to help Ontario communities and the economy thrive immediately and in the future.”

“Under the leadership of Premier Dalton McGuinty, Ontario is leading the way,” said Liz Sandals MPP for Guelph- Wellington, who was unable to attend the announcement. “We are creating jobs and the funding announced today will soon lead to enhanced infrastructure within the community- creating a competitive advantage that attracts business and strengthens our economy today and into the future.”

The governments of Ontario and Canada will each invest up to $86,711in the project, which has a total cost of $260,133.

Upon receiving the good news Mayor Don MacIver remarked, “This new sand/salt dome will significantly increase the implementation of our salt management plan. As well as protect the environment from runoff into the adjacent wetlands.”

This project is one of 1373 across the province that will break ground thanks to $2.26 billion in joint federal and provincial funding. Together with municipal contributions, the total investment in local infrastructure improvements under this intake exceeds $3.4 billion in Ontario.