Federal $ for Prince Township

March 9, 2022

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the office of Sault member of parliament Terry Sheehan relative to grant money that Prince Township will be receiving.

From roads and buildings to wastewater systems – strong asset management is key to building stronger communities. Municipalities of all sizes need tools and resources to make evidence-based decisions that support long-term asset management and build a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for all Canadians.

That is why the Government of Canada is investing over $3.91 million in 88 Ontario communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

Prince Township received a grant of $33,680 from MAMP.  Prince Township CAO/Clerk/Treasurer Mary Lynn Duguay said that the funds were used “to update our Asset Management Plan. The last plan was approved in 2015. The biggest advantage to a new Asset Management Plan in Prince would be the ability to link the Township’s Asset Register to GIS mapping information from Sault Ste. Marie’s Innovation Centre. This will allow our infrastructure to be visible on the GIS system and enable more efficient tracking and management of municipal assets.”


“The funding provided to Prince Township through the Municipal Asset Management Program will enable township decision-makers to make use of tools that allow a fuller picture of the state of some of their most critical infrastructure, enabling them to make data-driven, evidence-based decisions for now and for years to come.”

— Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour

“As the Mayor of Prince Township, I would like to thank our MP Terry Sheehan and the Liberal Party on making funds available so that Prince Township can keep our Asset Management Plan up to date. Because of the investment that they have given us over the years, and this year, we are able to maintain our infrastructure to fairly good standard.”

— Ken Lamming, Mayor of Prince Township

“Across the country, communities of all sizes are gearing up for life post-pandemic. They’re working to enhance their infrastructure and natural assets so they can continue to have sustainable and reliable services to improve residents’ quality of life. Ensuring local governments have the right tools to make sound asset management decisions is one way we can help drive Canada’s economic recovery.”

Joanne Vanderheyden, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities


·         The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announce support for 88 new asset management initiatives in communities in Ontario amounting to $3,919,560.

·         The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices.

·         It provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.

·         The $110-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, has invested in more than 1063 municipal asset management projects.

·         As part of the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada has invested over $14.4 billion in more than 3,900 infrastructure projects in Ontario.

·         Through the Investing in Canada Plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.