The federal budget, released this week, has some funding highlights that align with London’s priorities.
There are a number initiatives related to improving outcomes for Indigenous peoples, including $2-billion for an Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program and $1.8-billion over five years to support water/wastewater infrastructure in Indigenous communities, which is great news for our surrounding First Nations.
The federal government earmarked $230-million to help combat the opioid crisis. This includes one-time emergency funding of $150-million for projects that improve access to evidence-based treatment services.
Mayors from across Canada are still closely watching how the National Housing Strategy funding, $40-billion, will be allocated. We have a housing crisis not just here in London, but across the country.
We will continue to advocate for our fair share of the $180-billion in infrastructure funding, as we move forward with London’s rapid transit plans.
Next week marks Social Work Week, March 5-11. You can check out a full list of events here.
Nestle's Expansion Announcement Group Photo
Events and Occasions:
- Ontario Good Roads Association Conference
- Meeting with Minister of Transportation
- Meeting with Dr. Mumm from Brescia University College
- Meeting with Alfredo Caxaj
- Nestle Canada Factory expansion announcement
- Tour of Museum London
- School visit to Wilfrid Jury Public School
- Ranked Ballot Road Show with Dave Meslin
- Battle of the Bands at the London Music Hall
With Kapil Lahotia and Councillor Jared Zaifman at the Nestle announcement
- London Research Centre Focused on Chronic Disease
- Track and Field Stars Damian Warner, Alysha Newman Head to World Championship
- Agencies Seek Input on Booze, Drug Battle
- $4.4M Grant for Drug Tests May ‘Benefit Millions’
- London Hospital Hiring Five New Psychiatrists, New Health Minister Says
- What Londoners Riding the #13 Think About Bus Rapid Transit
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Welcomed Back to London
- 2018 Ontario Summer Games Puts Out Call for Volunteers
- Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Preparing for Busy March Schedule
- London’s 150 Moments Wins Culture Prize
- 'Milestone' Moment for Flex Plan
- Temporary Overdose Prevention Site ‘Beginning to Have an Impact’ in London
- Moir and Virtue to Perform in London
- Multi-million-dollar Expansion and New Jobs at Nestle
- Downtown Landmark Restaurant Celebrates 35 Years
Speaking with the students from Wilfrid Jury Public School