08/16/2016 10:47 EDT | Updated 08/16/2016 10:59 EDT

Trudeau Unveils $119M In Funding For Nova Scotia Wastewater, Transit Projects

Liberals hold all 32 seats east of Quebec.

BRIDGETOWN, N.S. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $119 million in federal funding for wastewater and public transit projects in Nova Scotia.

Speaking under sunny skies in Bridgetown, N.S., on Tuesday during a quick swing through the Atlantic provinces, Trudeau said $87 million will be used to upgrade water and wastewater systems including in Bridgetown, Lunenburg and Fall River.

He says the $32 million in public transit funding will help upgrade accessibility on buses and buy more buses.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for selfies with members of the crowd during an event in Bridgetown, N.S. on August 16, 2016. (Photo: Darren Calabrese/CP)

The province is also contributing $119 million for wastewater and public transit projects, bringing the total investment to $238 million.

A news release says the funding is retroactive to April so the projects "can proceed without delay."

Trudeau is expected to head New Glasgow later today for a community barbecue before travelling to Charlottetown for a meeting with P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan and other events.

All 32 federal ridings east of Quebec went Liberal red in last fall's election.

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