SARNIA —On Tuesday, Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey was pleased to announce that the Ontario government is investing $1.5M in Sarnia-Lambton’s Oversized Load Corridor project. The investment was made by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade as part of the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund – Community Economic Development Grant.
“I am extremely pleased that the Ontario government is investing $1.5M in the construction of Sarnia-Lambton’s Oversized Load Corridor project,” said MPP Bailey. “Since taking office, our government has sent a clear message that Ontario is open for business and open for jobs,” added MPP Bailey.
The nearly $17M project includes investments by the Federal, Provincial and local municipal governments, as well as contributions from Bluewater Power and Cestar College.
“As a community we have been working on getting the funding for this project for nearly a decade. Despite being turned down by the previous government, locally we never gave up. This investment by the Ontario government is coming at just the right time as the economy starts to reopen. This project will help to support our world class fabrication shops and local industry by making it easier to move large industrial components and machinery to and from Sarnia Harbour,” continued Bailey.
“I’d like to give a special thank you to Minister Fedeli, the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Minister McNaughton, the Minster of Labour, who have both been real champions of this project at the cabinet table.”
“Today is an exciting day for Sarnia-Lambton,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “This project will create and maintain an Oversized Load Corridor that will increase the existing capacity of the Port of Sarnia and road networks to facilitate the transportation of oversized loads from local industrial fabricators and manufacturers to national and overseas markets. I want to thank MPP Bailey for his continued advocacy for this project on behalf of his community.”