07/10/2007

Canada and Ontario announced approval of COMRIF "Intake Three" Projects.
COMRIF Intake Three results were announced today by the Honourable Tony Clement, the federal Minister responsible for COMRIF, and the Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Background:

Intake Three of the COMRIF program was launched in June 20, 2006, and closed on September 19, 2006. Through Intake Three, nearly 300 applications were received by the COMRIF Joint Secretariat and reviewed through a competitive and merit-based process of application evaluation.

The announcement today commits a total of $93 million in combined federal and provincial investment in 72 communities across Ontario. COMRIF Intake Three funding will support municipal infrastructure projects in the areas of water and wastewater, solid waste management and roads and bridges.

Details of the announcement, including a backgrounder listing all approved projects, is available on the COMRIF website at www.comrif.ca.

While AMO has worked in partnership with Canada and Ontario on the development, promotion and monitoring of the COMRIF program, AMO did not play any role in the assessment of project applications or the selection of projects for approval.

Action:

AMO continues to advocate for the stable infrastructure funding needed to make Ontario’s communities sustainable and competitive.