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Chong Announces $2 Million in Federal Funding for Georgetown Roads

August 31, 2009


Town of Halton Hills to receive funding for Delrex Blvd. and Sinclair Ave.

Halton Hills – Michael Chong, MP for Wellington–Halton Hills, announced that the federal government will give $2 million to the Town of Halton Hills to stimulate the local economy under the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) in Southern Ontario. The money will improve the arterial roads in Georgetown and will create immediate employment opportunities and support the local economy.

“This project will help with economic development in Halton Hills,” said Michael Chong. “It will provide much needed improvements to local roads, while at the same time creating local jobs for local residents, something I”m committed to doing.”
“We are delighted to receive funding for Delrex Blvd. and Sinclair Ave,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “ Delrex Blvd. is one of Georgetown’s longest roads and the work required has been long overdue. This is an example of how the Municipal and Federal governments can work together.”

This project was part of the $102 million investment made through the Community Adjustment Fund for 2009-2010, announced on August 27 by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The government will support a total of 90 projects in communities across Southern Ontario that are struggling with the effects of the global economic downturn.

Approved projects must meet the terms and conditions set out in their funding agreements. A complete list of approved projects in Southern Ontario will be made available online at www.ic.gc.ca/caf on September 10, 2009.

CAF is just one in a series of initiatives introduced in the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan designed to address the short-term effects of the economic decline on communities across Canada, while preparing our communities for long-term growth. For more information on Canada’s Economic Action Plan, please visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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