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February 08, 2011 12:49 ET

Government of Canada Announces the Completion of Tourism and Heritage Infrastructure Projects at National Historic Sites in Southeastern New Brunswick

Canada's Economic Action Plan helps enhance tourism offer in New Brunswick

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the completion of tourism infrastructure projects at national historic sites in south-eastern New Brunswick. These projects were made possible through Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"These infrastructure projects have provided regional construction jobs and economic activity and will also encourage tourism in this area," said Minister Kent. "Our government is proud to preserve and protect these special places that are symbols of our country and tangible connections to our history".

Following the Government of Canada's announcement of April 15, 2009, the Government of Canada has invested over $575,000 in three infrastructure projects in southeastern New Brunswick.

Monument Lefebvre National Historic Site of Canada received over $230,000 to replace the roof and install a ventilation system. These upgrades will ensure the cultural resources housed at the museum are protected. The Monument-Lefebvre building is the symbol of the renaissance of contemporary Acadie. It stands as a tangible monument allowing visitors to appreciate the history, culture and accomplishments of the Acadian people.

In the Chignecto area, Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site of Canada received over $245,000 for recapitalization of its seawall. A $100,000 project is currently underway to install a ventilation system at Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site of Canada. These funds will increase cultural resource protection and the visitor experience at both sites. Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site commemorates the role of the Fort in the struggle between France and Britain, and subsequently between Britain and the American colonies, for North America.

Parks Canada is a world leader in managing protected areas and works to ensure that Canada's treasured natural and historic heritage places are presented and protected for all Canadians to discover and experience. A total of $374 million dollars is being invested in the refurbishment of Parks Canada facilities within the framework of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

(Also available on the Internet at www.pc.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Environment Canada
    Minister's Office
    Press Secretary
    819-997-1441
    or
    Parks Canada
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    819-994-3023
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