Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

November 10, 2011 13:13 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan Delivers Results: Governments Celebrate the Completion of Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Projects in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2011) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister for the Atlantic Gateway and Regional Minister for New Brunswick, along with the Honourable Claude Williams, New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Pam Lynch, MLA for Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak, today celebrated the successful conclusion of infrastructure projects across New Brunswick under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF), a key part of Canada's Economic Action Plan. The event was held at the Fredericton Convention Centre, a project that was completed last year thanks to joint funding.

"Our government delivered timely and targeted funding that created jobs and boosted our regional economy, here in New Brunswick," said Minister Ashfield. "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund supported about 60 Infrastructure Stimulus Fund projects across New Brunswick that will strengthen communities for years to come."

"The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund has provided a significant boost to the New Brunswick economy and supported important infrastructure projects that contributed to job creation, quality of life and the building of strong partnerships between the federal, provincial and municipal governments," said Minister Williams.

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.

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 $90 million was committed to about 60 projects in communities across New Brunswick. In every corner of the province, jobs were created when the economy needed them most. Projects ranged from water facilities, roads and highways, to the construction of the new Fredericton YMCA, to the new Stone Ridge Bridge, to upgrades to the New Brunswick Southern Railway. Although the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund is now completed, the economic benefits of these ISF projects will last for years to come. A complete list of funded projects is available at infrastructure.gc.ca.

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

To download a short broadcast-quality video highlighting a few of the many successful infrastructure projects across Canada, visit infrastructure.gc.ca/video/video-eng.html.

Contact Information

  • Pierre Florea
    Press Secretary
    Office of Canada's Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities
    613-991-0700

    Valerie Kilfoil
    Director of Communications
    Department of Transportation
    506-470-3178

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