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Minister LeBlanc announces $120m electric vehicle projects in New Brunswick

Staff Writer | April 4, 2017
The Government of Canada continues to support green infrastructure in the transportation sector.
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Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that it is investing $120 million to deploy infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and refuelling stations for alternative fuels such as natural gas, as well as to support technology demonstration projects.

By establishing new infrastructure, the Government is making it easier for Canadians to choose cleaner options and setting Canada's transportation system on a path to a lower-carbon future.

Overall, Budget 2017 proposes to invest $21.9 billion over 11 years to support green infrastructure that will advance Canada's efforts to build a clean economy.

This funding builds on Budget 2016's investment of $62.5 million over two years to support the electric and alternative fuel vehicles infrastructure.

Minister LeBlanc today also announced $335,000 in funding to build 10 new fast-charging stations across New Brunswick, led by NB Power Énergie NB.

These projects will give electric vehicle drivers the infrastructure needed to travel New Brunswick roads with greater ease and will provide the tools Canadians need to make cleaner choices in the transportation sector.

The Government of Canada's investments will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deliver clean air and safe drinking water and promote renewable power.

Funding will also support projects that will help build better-connected electricity systems and help communities better deal with the effects of climate change.