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TORONTO, Ont. -- The McGuinty government's plan to improve the infrastructure to support a strong Ontario economy h...


TORONTO, Ont. — The McGuinty government’s plan to improve the infrastructure to support a strong Ontario economy has already yielded significant results, according to Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal David Caplan.

“Our government is committed to providing a solid foundation for economic growth,” said Caplan. “I’m proud to say that our investments are already showing significant results in communities across the province.”

Released in May 2005, ReNew Ontario is the government’s five-year plan to invest more than $30 billion in rebuilding Ontario’s public infrastructure.

The significant infrastructure investments include more than just repair neglected roads. During the first two years of the strategy an expected $11 billion will be spent by the provincial government for better hospitals, schools, transit systems, border crossings, roads and bridges – all necessary for future growth and prosperity.

“All Ontarians are benefiting from the progress we’ve made. It’s exciting to see hundreds of schools being built and repaired; hospitals being expanded and improved; thousands of affordable housing units getting off the ground; and, public transit improvements being made right across the province,” commented Caplan.

The ReNew Ontario Progress Report 2006 highlights achievements in the first year of the government’s infrastructure investment plan. It is available online at www.ontario.ca/pir.


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