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Employment  Mr. Speaker, yesterday was an historic day for Canadian municipalities from coast to coast to coast. We committed to invest more than $180 billion over the next 12 years, and as part of our commitment in budget 2016, we approved more than 950 projects, with a combined investment

November 2nd, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, a couple of weeks ago I stood in the House and said that we have approved more than 900 projects. Today I can say that we have approved more than 950 projects, with a combined investment of more than $11 billion. Many of those projects are currently under way, creati

November 1st, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, we committed to investing more than $120 billion into infrastructure, supporting municipalities and provinces. We are engaging with both the municipalities and provinces as well as territories. We will continue to engage with the private sector to build more infrastr

October 31st, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Finance  Madam Speaker, as I mentioned yesterday, our goal is to engage with the municipalities, with the provinces, and with the territories as well as with the private sector to deliver more infrastructure, not less infrastructure. We made a historic commitment to invest $120 billion ov

October 28th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Sydney—Victoria for his ongoing advocacy on this project. Infrastructure Canada has received an application for this project, and my department is working with the port of Sydney and the Province of Nova Scotia to review the busi

October 27th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, we all know that families in Alberta are struggling. We work hard with the province and the municipalities to help in whichever way we can. That is why I am proud to say that, as of today, we have approved 72 projects, working in consultation with the municipalities

October 26th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we are delivering on a historic commitment to invest $120 billion in Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast. In order to do that, we are engaging with the municipalities. We are engaging with the provinces and territories and we will also engage with the p

October 26th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I am proud of the unprecedented level of co-operation we have with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the big city mayors. As a matter of fact, last week the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Environment, and I all met with the Federation of Canadian Mu

October 26th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Intergovernmental Relations  Mr. Speaker, we are proud to work with the Province of Quebec to deliver on the historic commitments that we made to build and rebuild Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast. In the case of Quebec, I have approved 17 projects with a total value of $1.4 billion. We are

October 20th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, as mandated by the Prime Minister, our government is reinforcing the safety of the rail transportation system. As such, the Minister of Transport is investing $143 million in budget 2016 to improve rail safety and the transportation of dangerous goods. Transportation

October 20th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, we all know that families in Alberta are struggling and we are working really hard to improve the situation. Since taking over this portfolio, I have approved more than 70 infrastructure projects for Alberta with a combined investment of more than $3 billion, much mo

October 18th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I was in British Columbia on Friday to announce 35 projects for water and waste water infrastructure in the province. We have approved more than 700 projects since taking over. As a matter of fact, in the last four months our government has approved more funding than

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we are delivering on our commitments, as we speak. We approved 700 projects under public transit and waste water infrastructure, and the vast majority of those projects are currently under way, creating opportunity. It was the previous government that failed to inve

September 29th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we believe that economic growth and environmental sustainability go hand in hand. I am proud to say that we have approved more funding in the last year than the previous government did in five years combined. We have approved 700 projects, and 60% of those projects

September 29th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague, the member for Gatineau, for his advocacy on public transit. As a former bus driver, I know first-hand the importance of public transit in our communities. I was happy to see the Canadian Urban Transit Association members here la

September 23rd, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal