Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

August 24, 2010 13:30 ET

Government of Canada Invests in New Windsor Port Authority Marine Facility

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2010) - Today it was announced that Windsor will benefit from a new marine facility at the Windsor Port that will help support economic growth and improve the quality of the transportation network in the region. The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities, and Jeff Watson, Member of Parliament for Essex, today joined Charles S. Pingle, Chairman, Windsor Port Authority Board, and David Cree, President and CEO, Windsor Port Authority, to celebrate this investment from the Government of Canada.

"Windsor is home to the busiest commercial crossing in North America, and this new facility will be a major advantage to the Canadian economy, helping move goods more efficiently and safely than ever before," said Minister Strahl.

"Our Government's investment today will create jobs, help make Windsor a port of choice for commerce, and bring economic benefits to both the region and the rest of Canada," said MP Watson.

"This new facility will allow the port to meet the projected increase in demand for liquid asphalt and construction aggregates generated by the many significant infrastructure projects planned for this area," stated Mr. Pingle. "The Port Authority greatly appreciates the commitment the federal government has made to ensure Port Windsor will continue to grow and meet the needs of the community."

This project will create a multi-faceted marine facility that will handle petroleum products and aggregate materials on Windsor Port Authority property. Improvements include an extended dock, a 20-acre storage facility, new loading-unloading infrastructure, and new office and warehouse space.

The Government of Canada's contribution of more than $10.1 million will be made under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. The total eligible project cost is more than $20.2 million.

The Government of Canada's support is conditional on the project meeting all the requirements under the program, including the completion of an environmental assessment and any related recommended action.

This project is one of over 1,900 projects across Ontario that is receiving approximately $1.5 billion in federal funding under the Government of Canada's EAP Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

Additional information

For more information on investments in infrastructure, please visit www.creatingjobs.gc.ca.

For more information about the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan, please visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Strahl
    John Babcock
    613-991-0700
    or
    Windsor Port Authority
    David Cree
    President & CEO
    519-258-5741
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148