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North Grenville receives $60,000+ for public transit from Ontario government

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Ontario’s Gas Tax program is helping fund public transit in our community. MPP Steve Clark says $60,071 from the program is being invested in North Grenville. 

The province has been putting a portion of the program’s money towards municipal public transit since 2004. Funding for the program is taken from people’s gas purchases, with two cents per litre going back to communities with public transit systems. 

Because of reduced gasoline sales during the pandemic, an extra $120 million is going back to communities this year. “Our government knows that supporting public transit systems is more important than ever as communities struggle to maintain service levels during COVID-19,” Clark says. “Stability matters for the transit systems in our region and I’m pleased that we have been able to top up this year’s Gas Tax funding to make up for reduced sales at the pump.” 

Other local municipalities receiving funding from the program include Brockville, Lanark County and Kingston. We’ve reached out to the Municipality of North Grenville to learn more about what our community’s share of the money will be put towards.

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