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February 21, 2013
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Federal and provincial governments support four infrastructure projects benefitting Eastern PEI
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The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), and the Honourable Ron MacKinley, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, along with community representatives today announced funding for upgrades to four community facilities in Eastern Prince Edward Island.
“Our Government understands that solid infrastructure is a top priority for Canadian Communities,” said Minister Shea. “Investments in infrastructure boost economic activity and the projects brought forward leave a lasting legacy of modernized community facilities for future generations.”
The Government of Canada will invest $143,020 from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. SkillsPEI (through the Labour Market Development Agreement) will contribute $26,250 and the Government of Prince Edward Island will invest $116,970 from the Island Community Fund. Total project costs for the four projects announced today total more than $349,000. Community proponents have each made contributions to their respective projects.
“The Government of Prince Edward Island is pleased to support these important community projects,” said Minister MacKinley. “Through the Island Community Fund we are investing in communities across the province to improve local infrastructure and create a climate for economic development.”
• The Village of Cardigan will receive $31,356 from the Government of Canada and $20,270 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out upgrades to the interior and exterior of the Cardigan Community Complex. Improvements include upgrades to meeting rooms, a new heating system, window and door upgrades, roof work, as well as repairs to the parking lot.
• The Town of Georgetown received $31,224 from the Government of Canada and $24,200 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out improvements to the Three Rivers Sportsplex arena. Work included upgrades to the refrigeration and chiller system, and the furnace.
• The Montague Waterfront Development Corporation will receive $93,000 from the Government of Canada and $72,500 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to replace existing docks and provide additional space.
• The Provincial Plowing Match and Agriculture Fair Association Inc. have received
$13,690 from the Government of Canada to carry out improvements to the Dundas Plowing Match site grounds. Upgrades included creating better access and traffic flow to the existing facility which will help to improve public safety.
“The upgrade and expansion to the marina docks provides improved services to the many residential and visiting boaters to the area. It is important that we keep the facility viable and efficient,” said Niall MacKay, Chair of the Montague Waterfront Development Corporation. We are quite pleased to receive the support from the federal and provincial governments to move forward with our much-needed facility upgrades.”
In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced plans to further modernize Canada’s infrastructure by committing $150 million over two years for the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is delivering the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund in Atlantic Canada with an allocation of $16.6 million, of which $2.5 million is being allotted to projects in Prince Edward Island.
The Prince Edward Island Government is delivering funds to eligible projects through the Island Community Fund, a multi-year funding commitment to address infrastructure needs in communities across the province.