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March 20th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), governments in Canada cannot address all of the country’s infrastructure needs alone. Low interest rates mean that governments have a unique opportunity to significantly enhance their investments in infrastructure. Additionally, there is opportuni

March 20th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to the trip to India led by the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities in January 2017, with regard to (a), the members of the delegation, excluding security and media, included Amarjeet Sohi and Michael Burton. With regard to (b), the titles of the

March 20th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank all of my hon. colleagues from the province of Quebec for their hard work in advocating for infrastructure projects for their communities. Over the last month, we have announced 89 clean water and waste water projects worth over $390 million in

March 8th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform the hon. member that federal infrastructure dollars can only be used for infrastructure projects. We have approved 127 projects for Alberta; 125 of those projects are in municipalities of all sizes, such as Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grand Pr

March 7th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Miramichi—Grand Lake for his hard work on behalf of his constituents. Last week, our government, in collaboration with the Government of New Brunswick, announced more than $94 million in combined funding to replace the Anderson Bridge.

March 7th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, since taking office, we have worked with the provinces, municipalities, and territories and streamlined approvals as part of a phase 1 clean water, waste water, and public transit infrastructure framework design based on feedback from provinces, municipalities, and t

March 7th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, when it comes to working in collaboration and partnership with provinces, municipalities, and territories, we take no lesson from the previous government. The former government had no relationship with those organizations. We are working on delivering on the histor

March 6th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform the hon. member that since taking office, we have approved 127 projects throughout Alberta. Of those 127 projects, with the exception of one, 126 projects are in municipalities of all sizes: Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lacombe, Lethbridge, and

March 6th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, let me say what the president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association had to say: We are pleased to have a federal colleague who is willing to work collaboratively with us. Our members value the ongoing infrastructure investment that is on the federal agend

February 24th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we all know that investing in infrastructure helps us grow our economy and creates opportunities. We are doubling our investments to $180 billion over the next 10 to 12 years. We will be investing in Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast. The infrastruct

February 23rd, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, during the campaign, we promised that we would mobilize private capital to build more infrastructure for Canadian communities. Municipalities and provinces have identified a huge infrastructure deficit. We have doubled our investments from $60 billion, more than doub

February 22nd, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we have approved 1,300 projects since taking over and 50% of those projects are in communities with a population of fewer than 100,000. Out of those 1,300 projects, based on the information provided to us by our partners, provinces, and municipalities, 60% of those p

February 22nd, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we are proud of doubling our infrastructure investments. Out of the $180 billion we will invest, only 8% will be flowing through the bank and we will leverage that money to engage the private sector to build more infrastructure to be able to meet this need, in order

February 16th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, the member very well knows that once we approve the project, then money is attached to that particular project, and all the project components are reimbursed when we receive the invoices for them. We do transfer money through the gas tax. That is surplus money. We

February 16th, 2017
House debate

Amarjeet Sohi
Liberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we are delivering more infrastructure for Canadian communities to grow the economy and create jobs for the middle class. Since taking office, our government has approved more than 1,200 projects, with a combined investment of more than $14 billion. The member opposi