In South-Western Ontario, an abundance of watercourses feeding into the Great Lakes systems result in an extraordinarily high number of municipal bridges and culverts on our municipal roads – these assets cost significant money to maintain prudently.

Downloading of aged roadways and structures from the Province to the municipalities over the years has also added to our expanding asset management inventory, and many of these have come with little or no asset maintenance funding and now require costly improvements.

It is essential that future federal and provincial infrastructure programs consider, and meaningfully fund, municipal priorities and respect our existing municipal asset management and financial plans.

Municipalities are committed to working with the Federal and Provincial Governments to reach a common understanding on the elements of prudent and sustainable infrastructure funding programs, designed to meaningfully meet the needs of every level of government, and deliver good infrastructure value-for-money to Canadians.