Category: In the Media

Article link: Howe bridge team announces $20-million community benefit plan

Windsor Star link: Howe bridge team announces $20-million community benefit plan A community benefits wish list was almost completely fulfilled Friday when Gordie Howe International Bridge project leaders unveiled their long-awaited $20-million enhancement package during a high-profile event at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

Article link: TTC marks environmental milestone as 1st electric bus enters service

CBC Toronto link: TTC marks environmental milestone as 1st electric bus enters service The TTC board approved a joint $370-million plan with the federal government last November — $140 million of which is reserved to electrify Toronto’s buses. The new vehicles will cut annual greenhouse gas emissions by 100 tonnes per bus, according to Eglinton-Lawrence MP Marco Mendicino. … Read more »

Article link: Saint John gets climate change money to move infrastructure to higher ground

CBC New Brunswick link: Saint John gets climate change money to move infrastructure to higher ground The federal government will spend $11.9 million help repair or move critical Saint John infrastructure to deal with rising sea levels and floods associated with climate change. “Climate change is real, it’s happening, it’s man-made,” said Marco Mendicino, parliamentary… Read more »

Article link: Saint John flood mitigation projects receive federal funding

Insurance Business Canada link: Saint John flood mitigation projects receive federal funding Through the federal Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, the city will receive more than $11.9 million. The money will go into supporting its three-point Saint John Flood Mitigation Strategy which consists of three projects: refurbishing the local sea wall, raising and/or replacing city… Read more »

Article link: Supporting the Expansion of the Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre

Newswire link: Supporting the Expansion of the Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the creation and renovation of cultural spaces to make heritage and the arts more relevant to everyone. Today, Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament (Eglinton–Lawrence), announced $950,000 in government funding for… Read more »

Article link: Feds investing $32M in Windsor’s flood protection plan

CTV News Windsor link: Feds investing $32M in Windsor’s flood protection plan The federal government is giving $32 million towards helping protect Windsor residents from flooding. Marco Mendicino, parliamentary secretary to Minister of Infrastructure and Communities François-Philippe Champagne, made the announcement in Windsor on Friday. “Taking concrete steps to adapt to the impacts of climate… Read more »