Renewed Gas Tax Agreement

The Administrative Agreement on the Federal Gas Tax Fund in British Columbia (Agreement or GTA) took effect on April 1, 2014. The tripartite Agreement between Canada-British Columbia-UBCM replaced the 2005-2014 Agreement and provides the administrative framework for the delivery of federal Gas Tax funding to local governments and other recipients in British Columbia over ten years (2014-2024).

The Gas Tax fund provides predictable, long-term and stable funding to local governments in British Columbia for investment in infrastructure and capacity building projects. In the first five years of the Agreement, British Columbia is expected to receive a transfer of $1.3 billion dollars in funding from Canada. The Gas Tax Fund Allocation Table for 2014 to 2018 (5 years) has been made available by Infrastructure Canada.

The Gas Tax fund is guided by three national program objectives, which include productivity and economic growth, a clean environment and strong cities and communities. In British Columbia, the Gas Tax fund is delivered through three program streams: Community Works Fund; Strategic Priorities Fund; and Greater Vancouver Regional Fund.
 

Gas Tax Program Services – Staff Contacts

The Gas Tax Program is administered by UBCM staff at our Victoria office. Staff manage the day to day operations including ensuring that the funding is delivered and used in accordance with the Agreement, support Gas Tax governance committees, and provide communication support and public outreach.

Staff

Position

Email

Phone Number

General Inquiries

 

gastax@ubcm.ca

250-356-5134

Rebecca Williams

Program Assistant

rwilliams@ubcm.ca

250-356-5134

Brant Felker

Gas Tax Policy and Program Manager

bfelker@ubcm.ca

250-356-0893

Paul Taylor

Director of Communications

ptaylor@ubcm.ca

250-356-2938

Christina Ross

Program Analyst, Asset Management

cross@ubcm.ca

250-356-7123

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