June 21, 2024

Fredericton, N.B – The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB) welcomes the news of the signing of the new Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF) between the Governments of New Brunswick and Canada.  The CCBF agreement renews a critical funding source that municipalities rely on to repair and build critical infrastructure such as roads, water and wastewater systems, recreation facilities and much more. The first five years of the agreement will provide $254.8 million to municipalities of all shapes and sizes. 

“The renewal of the CCBF agreement has been a focus of our advocacy to the provincial and federal governments over the last several months,” said UMNB President and Mayor of Tantramar, Andrew Black. “We want to commend the provincial and federal governments for reaching this agreement to ensure that municipalities can maintain their critical infrastructure.”

Since 2005, the CCBF has provided predictable and flexible infrastructure funding to municipalities to manage their assets and address local concerns in their communities. This recent renewal continues a program that is important to municipal success. This new agreement will run until 2034. 

“Infrastructure repair and maintenance is difficult for many communities and programs like the CCBF give local communities the flexibility needed to meet local challenges” added Black. “The CCBF is an excellent example of what can happen when the three orders of government collaborate together.”

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Dan Murphy



About the UMNB: The UMNB is the largest municipal association in New Brunswick representing 56 communities, and nearly 80% of the population. Together, our members tackle local challenges and share solutions to make life better for their citizens.