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Plaster Rock Legion Receives CIP150 Funding

Tobique-Mactaquac Community Organizations Receive Funds to Enhance Community Infrastructure

Florenceville-Bristol, NB            31 July 2017

All Canadians deserve to live in inclusive and vibrant communities where they can connect with their friends and neighbours. Investing in local community infrastructure will improve existing facilities, build stronger community ties and strengthen the middle class and those seeking to join it.

Today, TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, announced $15,945 for a CIP150 project in his riding. This announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Thanks to this support, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).  Funding in Atlantic Canada is delivered through ACOA. These investments, to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history. The projectannounced involve the following project work:

 

Organization Project description Funding awarded
Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 29 in Plaster Rock Renovations to the roof and ceiling of the Legion $15,945

 

These projects are being partly funded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). Funding in Atlantic Canada is delivered through ACOA. These investments, to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.

To make 2017 a year that all Canadians will remember, the Government of Canada has invested in local, regional and Canada-wide projects. Canada 150 is the perfect time to highlight what makes communities all across the country so unique, diverse and vibrant.

Quotes:

“Cultural and recreational activities and facilities form an essential part of every community. The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in them celebrates our heritage and improves the quality of life of all Canadians. These renewed facilities not only respond to the demand for community infrastructure improvements, but also provide us an opportunity to celebrate the people of this great country.”

—The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“I am pleased to announce this funding for the community organizations in my riding to support the renovation, expansion and improvement of existing community and cultural infrastructure through the Community Infrastructure Program as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. These infrastructure investments will benefit our communities and it’s members for years to come.”

—TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac

Quick Facts:

  • CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
  • Infrastructure investments are a proven, effective means of boosting economic activity and enhancing the quality of life for Canadian families.
  • Projects supported by the program are chosen based on assessment criteria including construction-readiness and public benefit, the extent to which funding is leveraged from other sources and linkages to Canada 150.

 

Associated Links:

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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TJ Harvey, M.P. Tobique-Mactaquac

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