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October 28, 2011 13:30 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan Delivers Results

Ministers Moore and Fast Celebrate the Completion of Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Projects in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2011) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Regional Minister for British Columbia, today celebrated the successful conclusion of infrastructure projects across British Columbia under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, a key part of Canada's Economic Action Plan. He was joined by the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Gateway, and Peter Xotta, Vice President of Planning and Operations at Port Metro Vancouver. The event marked the completion of several Port Metro Vancouver projects, which will solidify the Port's place as a major economic generator for the country and a dynamic gateway for domestic and international trade and tourism.

"Our Government delivered timely and targeted funding that created jobs and boosted our regional economy here in British Columbia," said Minister Moore. "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, we supported more than 440 Infrastructure Stimulus Fund projects across British Columbia that will strengthen communities."

Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada has worked in partnership with provinces, territories and municipalities and other partners to deliver timely and targeted investment to create jobs and boost the economy.

"The Government of Canada's unprecedented financial commitment and policy support has been instrumental in furthering our nation's trade potential through the Pacific Gateway," said Vice President Xotta. "By advancing these infrastructure stimulus projects, together we continue to support Canadian trade and jobs, and deliver benefits to communities in a sustainable way."

The Port Metro Vancouver projects received a joint investment of over $41 million. The Government of Canada committed $21 million under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund with Port Metro Vancouver matching this commitment. Work included upgrades to roadways, port buildings as well as docks at the port.

Canada's Economic Action Plan committed close to $16 billion to modernize a broad range of infrastructure including our roads, bridges, public transit, parks and water treatment facilities, and to support home ownership, help stimulate the housing sector and improve housing across Canada.

Through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund alone, over $505 million was committed to more than 440 projects in communities across British Columbia. In every corner of the province, jobs were created when the economy needed them most. Projects ranged from water facilities, roads and highways to a new library in the City of Surrey and a new park network in Kelowna. A complete list of funded projects in British Columbia is available at www.infrastructure.gc.ca.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, www.actionplan.gc.ca

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada and Port Metro Vancouver provided over $41 million toward several projects.

Project Name Infrastructure
Stimulus Fund
Total Costs
South Shore Roadway Upgrade Project - Phase 3 $500,000 $1,000,000
Fraser Surrey Docks - Deck Strengthening at Berths 2, 3 and 4 $250,000 $500,000
Fraser Surrey Docks - Container Yard Paving for Berths 7, 8 and 9 $1,500,000 $3,000,000
Fraser Surrey Docks - Bulkhead and Slope Protection Works at Berths 2,3 and 4 $2,700,000 $5,400,000
Annacis Island Parkway Pavement Renewal $367,219 $734,439
South Shore Water and Sewer Improvements $387,500 $775,000
Salter Street Access Road $50,000 $100,000
Richmond Logistics Hub - Offsite Waterloop Feeder Loop Project $4,724,948 $9,449,896
North Arm Marine Facilities Capital Improvements $185,000 $370,000
Port Metro Vancouver Fusion Centre $895,000 $1,790,000
South Shore Roadway Upgrade - Mcgill Overpass $300,000 $600,000
Richmond Office Seismic Upgrade $325,000 $650,000
North Shore - Access Road To Vancouver Drydock $60,000 $120,000
North Shore - Lynnterm Seismic Upgrade $263,000 $526,000
Lynn Creek Rail Bridge Addition - Port Metro Vancouver, North Vancouver, North Shore Trade Area $6,714,040 $13,428,081
Fraser Richmond - North Access Road Services Extension Project $520,500 $1,041,000
Richmond Properties - No.8/Blundell Traffic Signal and Rail Crossing Improvements Project $341,500 $683,000
TOTAL $20,583,707 $41,167,416

Contact Information

  • Pierre Florea
    Office of the Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities
    613-991-0700

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154

    Barbara Joy-Kinsella
    Media Relations
    Port Metro Vancouver
    604-665-9267