“We look forward to working with federal-provincial-territorial ministers on the design of the next federal infrastructure funding program.

“Alberta will continue to advocate strongly for flexible and sustainable federal funding to ensure it respects provincial jurisdiction and our unique needs and circumstances. A federal one-size-fits-all model will not address unique needs in Alberta communities.

“We strongly urge the federal government to reconsider its plans for one-size-fits-all federal infrastructure funding. The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic LeBlanc has made assurances about incorporating flexible, sustainable infrastructure funding directly to provinces and territories in any new program, and we will hold him to that. Anything less will undermine future infrastructure planning and investment throughout Canada.”

Pete Guthrie, Minister of Infrastructure

“We were pleased to meet with our federal, provincial and territorial colleagues and raise Alberta’s priorities, including calling for greater representation on the board of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

“We also need the federal government to step up and ensure proactive action to stop any labour disruptions that would block gateways that Alberta relies on to get our products to market.

“Alberta is best positioned to determine and meet the needs and priorities of our citizens. On a number of occasions, the federal government has noted flexibility as a key component of future funding. We look forward to delivering on the essential infrastructure projects that matter to Albertans.”

Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors