Infrastructure Canada has signed new long-term infrastructure agreements with all provincial and territorial partners to make unprecedented investments in public transit, green infrastructure, recreational, cultural and community infrastructure, as well as in rural and northern communities. The new bilateral agreements signed with the provinces and territories are presented below. These agreements are consistent with the new vision of housing under the National Housing Strategy, and are more flexible and consistent with the expected results. Bilateral relations will be further strengthened by the Canada-Israel Strategic Partnership Agreement, a mutually beneficial agreement that will facilitate enhanced cooperation in several areas, including energy, security, international aid and development, innovation and the promotion of human rights around the world. This partnership document provides the framework for a number of specific bilateral agreements. On July 6, 2017, the Minister of Infrastructure and Municipalities addressed the provinces and territories to launch the next steps and begin negotiations to cooperate with them to quickly reach these important agreements. You can read the Minister`s letters here: The provinces and territories provide federal funds to cover the costs of the National Housing Strategy through bilateral agreements with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The multilateral framework sets out a common vision for housing and lays the groundwork for bilateral agreements on the implementation of important initiatives in the national housing strategy. To support funding, Infrastructure Canada (on behalf of the Government of Canada) worked closely with Canada`s 13 provinces and territories to negotiate and sign funding agreements.
Agreements have been signed with the provinces and territories on the following funds: Canada is regularly referred to as a trading nation, with total trade accounting for more than two-thirds of its GDP (the second highest level in the G7 after Germany).   Of all of this trade, approximately 75% are wiretapped with countries that are part of free trade agreements with Canada, particularly with the United States through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  At the end of 2014, bilateral trade in Canada reached $1 trillion for the first time.  Various bilateral agreements support Canada`s trade relations with Israel. Among them, Canada recognized the State of Israel when it was created in 1948, and the two countries established formal diplomatic relations on May 11, 1949. Canada and Israel have developed an exceptional bilateral relationship based on mutual cooperation in a number of important policy areas. Canada and Israel enjoy strong, multidimensional bilateral relations characterized by close political, economic, social and cultural relations.