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Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague the member for Oakville North—Burlington for her advocacy on the issue of active transportation. Our government is proud to invest $10 billion to $20 billion over the next 10 years, which will include public transit as well as acti

April 13th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we are proud to invest $120 billion over the next 10 years to build and rebuild the Canadian economy. Out of that $120 billion, $10 billion will be invested in the first two years in transit, in social infrastructure, in building roads and bridges and supporting comm

April 11th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, none of the money the hon. member is talking about has been invested in the Canadian economy for the last two years. We will invest that money immediately, as well as $10 billion more on top of the Building Canada fund. We are committed to supporting municipalities

April 11th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Regional Development  Mr. Speaker, we are proud to say that we are making historical investments into infrastructure to support municipalities and provinces. We will continue to work with all provinces, respect the local economy, and respect the local decision-making process. That is how we do busines

March 22nd, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), as of January 21, 2016, the P3 screen, which is mandatory under the new Building Canada Fund, was still in place for infrastructure projects of $100 million or more in total eligible costs. As of January 21, 2016, 40 projects submitted under the n

March 9th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Sydney—Victoria for his continued hard work regarding this project. We know there are significant benefits to infrastructure investment. That is why our government has committed to add $60 billion of new money into infrastructure over

March 9th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Regional Development  Mr. Speaker, decisions made by local governments are decisions made by local governments. Our role as a federal government is to support local decision-making. That is why we have committed $60 billion of new money to support community-based infrastructure, based on decisions mad

February 16th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, unlike the previous government, we are going to live up to the commitment that we made to all Canadians, regardless of where they live. We have committed to invest in public transit, we have committed to invest $20 billion in social infrastructure, and we have commit

February 5th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I absolutely agree with my colleague that we need to invest in all types of infrastructure, including social infrastructure, public transit, and including the upgrading of the old drainage systems. That is why I had such a productive meeting with mayors from across

February 5th, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we understand that the old building Canada fund established by the previous government needs some improvements in the process so we can get the money out to the provinces as quickly as possible. We have met with representatives from the Province of Quebec, and we ar

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, in 2013, the previous government announced $14 billion for infrastructure. Out of that, $1 billion was allocated for Alberta. Unfortunately, very little has been delivered so far. We are committed to doubling our infrastructure funding to $125 billion. I will be wor

December 11th, 2015House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, as part of our commitment to the province of Quebec as well as the regional municipalities in the area of Montreal, we are going to live up to the commitment to make the new Champlain Bridge a toll-free bridge. The current framework includes all the costs to build t

December 11th, 2015House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we are committed to doubling our infrastructure funding over the next 10 years. That will help us create sustainable, livable, and healthy communities. We have committed to do that.

December 10th, 2015House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, Canadians understand that investing in infrastructure is vital to grow our economy, increase productivity, and create middle-class jobs. I have been busy consulting with my provincial, territorial, and municipal partners. Our plan would double investment in public t

December 8th, 2015House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, the 150th anniversary is going to be such an important part of our celebrations. Many applications come to my department and other departments. Some applications have been approved and some are in the process of being approved. We are going to look at those and those

December 8th, 2015House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal