Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

October 28, 2011 16:30 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan Delivers Results: Government of Canada Celebrates the Completion of Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Projects in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2011) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and Regional Minister for Manitoba, today celebrated the successful conclusion of infrastructure projects across Manitoba under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, a key part of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"Our government delivered timely and targeted funding that created jobs and boosted our regional economy here in Manitoba," said Minister Toews. "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, we supported 111 Infrastructure Stimulus Fund projects across Manitoba that will strengthen communities for years to come."

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.

Through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund alone, close to $140 million was committed to 111 projects in communities across Manitoba. In every corner of the province, jobs were created when the economy needed them most. Projects ranged from the Trans-Canada Highway improvements near Winnipeg, to the new United Way building in Winnipeg, to the redevelopment of Winnipeg Beach by the shore of Lake Winnipeg, to the water reservoir expansion in the Rural Municipality of Stanley. A complete list of funded projects is available at www.infrastructure.gc.ca.

Although the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund is now completed, the economic benefits of these projects will last for years to come.

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

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