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Canada Economic Development

May 15, 2013 11:00 ET

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund: Government of Canada Lends Financial Support to Parish Municipality of Saint-Cyprien

SAINT-CYPRIEN, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - Acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse, today announced that the Parish Municipality of Saint-Cyprien has been granted financial assistance for the modernization of its community centre.

"By funding this project to renovate the community centre in the Parish Municipality of Saint-Cyprien, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to help improve the quality of life in our communities," said Minister Blaney.

The Parish Municipality of Saint-Cyprien will use this funding from the Government of Canada to renovate its community centre. The work will include bringing the building's handicapped ramp up to standard, repairing the back walkway leading to the parking lot and renovating some of the stairways. Once completed, these upgrades will help make the centre safer and accessible to the entire community.

"Our government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security," Minister Blaney concluded.

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This assistance, granted in the form of a $39,345 non-repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

The CIIF has a nationwide budget of $150 million over two years, including $31.2 million to be invested in Quebec where the Agency is responsible for its administration. The Fund aims to support the rehabilitation and improvement, including expansion, of existing community infrastructure.

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