Harjit Sajjan

Your member of parliament for


Vancouver South

Harjit Sajjan

Your member of parliament for


Vancouver South

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BC Receives $265m from Gas Tax Fund

Investments in infrastructure made today will pay dividends for years to come by delivering sustained economic growth; building stronger, more inclusive communities; and creating more good, middle-class jobs for Canadians.

The federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) is a permanent source of infrastructure funding provided up-front, twice-a-year, to the provinces and territories, which then direct funding to municipalities. Municipalities select how to best allocate the funds to support their local infrastructure priorities.

There are 18 eligible project categories for the GTF:

  • public transit
  • short-line rail
  • wastewater infrastructure
  • short-sea shipping
  • drinking water
  • disaster mitigation
  • solid waste management
  • broadband and connectivity
  • community energy systems
  • brownfield redevelopment
  • local roads and bridges
  • culture
  • capacity building
  • tourism
  • highways
  • sport
  • local and regional airports
  • recreation

This month, our Government delivered the first of two annual GTF payments to British Columbia. In total, our province will receive over $265.94 million this year through the fund. As part of the Investing in Canada Plan, the GTF supports approximately 700 local infrastructure projects across British Columbia each year, such as the Vancouver South Sewer Separation Project – which received $5.83 million in investment.