July 18, 2017 – Florenceville-Bristol, NB
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 a combined investment of $82,005 for CIP 150 projects in his riding.
These announcements were 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)
The projects announced today in communities across Tobique-Mactaquac involve the following project work:
Town of Woodstock
Project Description: Upgrade the Connell Park walking path
Funding Awarded: $45,000
Woodstock Golf and Curling Club Ltd.
Project Description: Renovate the Woodstock Curling Club’s refrigeration equipment
Funding Awarded: $31,290
County Historical Society Inc.
Project Description: Renovate the Historic Connell House
Funding Awarded: $5,715
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 communitities all across country so unique, diverse and vibrant.
“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 was 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 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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