Departmental Performance Report - Minister's Message
As Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, I am pleased to present Infrastructure Canada's Departmental Performance Report for 2014-2015. The report outlines the Department's achievements in building world-class infrastructure that supports modern, inclusive and diverse communities – and a strong Canada.
Our communities are the environmental, social, cultural and economic fabric of our country – and their infrastructure is crucial to ensuring a high quality of life for all Canadians. Infrastructure is much more than roads, bridges, transit, water and sewers. It's about communities, and about people.
It's about making sure everyone has an affordable place to live. It's about safe and nurturing places to provide child care. It's ensuring there are facilities for seniors to live in dignity and comfort. It's about having a shelter for a woman fleeing domestic abuse. And it's having recreational and cultural facilities where people can gather, learn, play and grow.
Modern infrastructure is also the economic foundation of our communities and cities – creating jobs, supporting trade and helping businesses grow. For our communities to remain economically vibrant, all orders of government must continue to work in partnership to invest in them.
Strategic federal infrastructure investments and the process of rebuilding Canada for the 21st century are some of the overarching goals of the Government of Canada. Working together, we will meet our commitment to double current infrastructure investments across the country for the next two years, and increase federal investments by an additional $60 billion over the next 10 years.
I look forward to working closely with our provincial, territorial and municipal partners to meet the commitments outlined in my mandate letterEndnote i from the Prime Minister and to build modern, livable and vibrant communities for the benefit of all Canadians.
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
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