The Government of Canada has announced plans to invest $9.2 million over a period of two years to address contamination issues at Oshawa Harbour and the west wharf in Oshawa, ON.
Finance minister Jim Flaherty and Member of Parliament for Oshawa, Colin Carrie, announced the funding, which will be taken from the $80.5 million allocated this year for Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) projects.
“[This] announcement illustrates our government's commitment to the people of Oshawa in establishing a clean green, mixed use waterfront,” said Carrie.
The FCSAP program, which was established in 2005, is the Government of Canada's commitment of allocating $3.5 billion over a period of 15 years to help federal departments, agencies and consolidated Crown corporations to manage contaminated sites under their jurisdiction. The Oshawa Harbour project is part of the accelerated funding for federal contaminated sites that was announced in Canada's Economic Action Plan, which is part of the federal government's aim to accelerate activities under the existing FCSAP over the next two years.