In just half the time, our federal Liberal government has invested twice as much as the previous Conservative government into Calgary’s infrastructure.
FUNDING CALGARY’S INFRASTRUCTURE – FINALLY!
With the previous federal government, Calgary never received its fair share of infrastructure funding. During the 2015 election, we promised to invest in a big way, building critical infrastructure that would benefit Calgarians for decades (while creating tens of thousands of jobs). Promise kept.
GREEN LINE LRT
$1.53 BILLION in the new Green Line LRT. It’s the largest-ever federal investment in an infrastructure project in Alberta. Expected to be ready for use in 2026, Phase 1 of this c-train line will run from 16 Avenue North to 126 Avenue SE, going through Inglewood, Victoria Park, East Village and Downtown. Learn more here.
OTHER TRANSIT AND TRANSPORTATION
- Southwest ring road, the Tsuut’ina Trail ($333 million)
- 17 Avenue S.E. Bus Rapid Transit project ($43 million)
- Other LRT and bus improvements ($26 million)
- Airport Trail road ($50 million).
In 10 years, the previous federal Conservative government invested $0 in Alberta’s flood mitigation infrastructure. Yes, zero. That’s despite Calgary’s 2005 flood, and the devastating 2013 flood.
In contrast, our federal Liberal government has invested $180 million in just four years to help protect Calgary families, homes, and businesses. Learn more here.
ARTS AND CULTURE SPACES
Our Liberal government has provided funding to build or upgrade performance and rehearsal spaces and buy new equipment. Recipients include the National Music Centre, Folk Festival Society of Calgary, Shakespeare by the Bow, and many more. Learn more here.
Our Enabling Accessibility Fund helps organizations pay for renovations and new construction to make their spaces more accessible for staff, clients and the public.
For example, Scarboro United Church used the funding to build a barrier-free ramp to enter the building, add automatic doors, and more. Other funded organizations include:
- Good Companions 50 Plus Club
- Calgary Jewish Community Campus Corporation
- CUPS, the Calgary Urban Project Society
- Arts Commons
- Bricolage Calgary
- L’Arche Association of Calgary
- Autism Calgary Association
- Calgary Scope Society
- Old City Hall water damage repairs ($1.5 million)
- The Alex: Housing First Employment Initiative Pilot Project ($230,000)
- University of Calgary infrastructure ($1.1 million)