For immediate release: 15 September 2017 Saint-André, NB
Nearly $67,000 from the Government of Canada will support renovations to community playground for a better quality of life.
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.
TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, today announced an investment of nearly $67,000 for the Rural Community of Saint-André to complete renovations to the community playground at École Régionale-de-Saint-André.
Today’s 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).
This project is being partly funded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). Funding in Atlantic Canada is delivered through ACOA. This investment, 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.
“This investment is a community-building project to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. And there’s no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together—the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That’s how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“I am pleased to announce this funding for this community organization 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 its members for years to come.” – TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac
• 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.
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