The Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund targets larger, strategic projects of national and regional significance.
Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government aims, over the next five years, to complete upgrading the Trans-Canada Highway from two to four lanes in Banff National Park.
The Clean Energy Fund is a $795 million program investing in large-scale carbon capture and storage demonstration projects and smaller-scale demonstration projects of renewable energy and clean energy systems technologies.
The Fund recognized the unique infrastructure needs of Canada's smaller communities and focused on projects that met environmental, economic and quality of life objectives.
Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government is providing $90 million over five years to renew the Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) program.
The Standards Council of Canada is a Crown corporation that helps to promote Canada's economic growth through the pursuit of efficient and effective standardization.
Budget 2011 announced the alignment of the deduction rates for tax purposes for intangible capital expenses in oil sands projects with the rates applicable in the conventional oil & gas sector.