Key Actions Since 2015 to Support Rural Success

  • Created the Universal Broadband Fund to connect rural communities to high-speed internet.
  • Launched the $2 billion Regional Relief and Recovery Fund which is supporting local businesses through Regional Economic Development Agencies, including business that don’t qualify for CEBA.
  • Created a fund to build public transit in rural communities.
  • Helped rural and remote communities get off diesel and have cleaner air.
  • Built community centres and recreation centres in 97 rural communities.
  • Launched a Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to bring skilled newcomers to smaller communities and help local economies grow.