Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

October 01, 2009 12:00 ET

Government of Canada Update on Economic Action Plan Investments in Saskatchewan

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) - The Government of Canada is investing in key infrastructure projects across the country - using the jobs we are creating today to build a lasting legacy of sound infrastructure for the future. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today underlined investments of over $400,000 for repair and restoration work in federal buildings and facilities across Saskatchewan.

"Saskatchewan came into this recession on strong footing and this Government is making smart investments to make sure that we come out of this recession even stronger," said Minister Ritz. "By investing in buildings and facilities across Saskatchewan, we are creating opportunities for our families and local businesses."

The Government of Canada, through Public Works and Government Services Canada, is investing over $400,000 to repair and renovate government facilities, including federal buildings in Regina and Saskatoon. Projects include roof replacements, electrical repairs, exterior mortar work, paving and fire protection upgrades. These projects are expected to provide work opportunities for over 5,000 small and medium-sized enterprises across the country.

"The Government of Canada is staying the course, implementing Canada's Economic Action Plan and delivering the most significant infrastructure investment in recent memory to protect the jobs we have while helping those hardest hit get back to work," added Minister Ritz.

Contracting opportunities are open to all companies and are posted regularly on MERX™, the government's electronic tendering system. The Government of Canada is investing $12 billion in new infrastructure funding for roads, bridges, broadband Internet access, electronic health records, laboratories and border crossings across Canada.

This news release and a backgrounder on these Economic Action Plan projects are available on PWGSC's Internet site at: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/medias-media/index-eng.html.

For more information on the Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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This news release is available online at: www.actionplan.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Agriculture
    Meagan Murdoch
    Press Secretary
    613-773-1059
    or
    Public Works and Government Services Canada,
    Western Region
    Tom Corrigan, Regional Communications
    780-497-3568