Federal Issues

Gas Tax Announcement - On July 3, Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Premier Stephen McNeil announced an agreement for the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund that provides predictable, stable funding for public infrastructure across Nova Scotia. The renewed agreements will govern the flow of federal funds to each province and territory over the next 10 years, from 2014-15 until 2023-24. For a copy of the media release, click here. The agreement is on the Infrastructure Canada website:   http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/agreements-ententes/gtf-fte/2014-ns-eng.html.   Municipalities can expect to receive their individual municipal funding agreements from the province in the near future.