Armin Hohenadler


Safe Restart Agreement Funding

Posted by armin on April 12th, 2021

Through the agreement reached earlier this summer, the Canadian government announced more than $19 billion in federal funding to help provinces and territories revitalize the economy safely. The provinces and territories were asked in a letter how best to allocate these funds to their legal systems, based on their priorities. The premiers have now tabled the letters and federal funds are transferred to the provinces and territories. „As Canadians do their part and follow public health policies, we are able to revitalize our economy gradually and safely. As we continue to look at the effects of the virus, we are committed to working with the provinces and territories to provide the support they need to help Canadians cope with this crisis. Together, our priority is to keep Canadians safe and healthy, while building a stronger and stronger Canada for all. TransLink receives one-time funding of $644 million. This not only helps to ensure that people in the lower continent have access to important transits when they need them, but also that rates remain affordable. Ottawa announced the Safe Reboot Agreement in July, released in September, and must protect public health and safety, prepare for future waves of COVID-19 and continue to support the safe reopening of economies. The funds distributed in additional operating grants to municipalities are based on 2016 census data and are directed by a basic allowance per capita to all municipalities. No application is required.

Payments will be settled as soon as the 2020 budget is fully adopted by Parliament. „Air freight airlines are essential to the well-being and livelihoods of people living in remote communities. Funding for airlines so that the Government of Nunavut can support important travel and provide important goods is another example of how our government is committed to keeping all Canadians safe and healthy during this pandemic.¬†– Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport Citation „We know that municipalities and their supporters in the municipalities of Newfoundland and Labrador were eagerly awaiting the level of funding that each municipality will receive through this program, as they begin their budgeting processes.