Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Prince Edward Island

Government of Prince Edward Island

June 04, 2009 09:45 ET

Canada-Prince Edward Island Invest in Island Infrastructure

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Robert Ghiz, Premier of Prince Edward Island, today announced that communities and municipalities across Prince Edward Island will benefit from over $64.2 million in joint federal-provincial investments for key infrastructure projects. This is thanks to a partnership between the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island.

"Stimulating our economy and keeping people working during these tough economic times is a top priority for our Government," said Minister Shea. "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, we are working to improve Prince Edward Island's infrastructure, inject additional capital into our economy, and keep people working during these tough economic times."

"We are proud to be investing in infrastructure that will benefit Islanders both now and into the future," said Premier Ghiz. "This investment will assist in making major infrastructure improvements in both rural and urban areas of our province, and will work in concert with our historic $510 Million Five-year Provincial Capital Building Plan. Our One Island Community will be strengthened from tip to tip with this much-needed investment."

Today's announcement includes 17 projects to be funded under the Government of Canada's new Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, including upgrades to the Charlottetown Perimeter Highway, renovations to the Souris Town Hall and improvements to water and wastewater infrastructure in Summerside.

In addition to Stimulus funding, 37 local infrastructure projects were also announced, including the Wellington Lagoon Expansion and improvements to University Avenue in Charlottetown.

Canada and Prince Edward Island are working together to create jobs and boost the economy, while making significant investments that help communities improve their infrastructure. Both governments have agreed to work together to ensure that these funds are delivered quickly and efficiently in Prince Edward Island.


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Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gail Shea
    Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
    Nancy Bishay
    Press Secretary
    613-992-3474
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    or
    PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour
    Autumn Tremere
    Communications Officer
    902-620-3631