Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

November 15, 2007 15:06 ET

Government of Canada Begins Talks With the Town of Ile-Perrot for Marina Divestiture

QUEBEC, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2007) - The Honorable Michael M. Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and minister responsible for the Montreal region, announced today on behalf of the Honorable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, that the federal government and the Town of Ile Perrot have begun negotiations to reach an agreement for the divestiture of the marina at Ile Perrot.

"This is a tangible example of our commitment to act on behalf of local residents, who will be able to fully appreciate and enjoy an asset that the town has been eager to acquire for a number of years," said Minister Fortier.

"The Town of Ile Perrot has clearly demonstrated its interest in managing and developing waterfront property for the benefit of the community," said Minister Hearn. "A successful divestiture will allow the Town of Ile Perrot to achieve its goal and develop this site as a waterfront park for its citizens."

"These divestiture talks demonstrate the commitment by the Town of Ile Perrot to develop our waterfront in cooperation with local stakeholders," said Mayor Marc Roy. "Ministers Hearn and Fortier have been very co-operative, which will make it possible for us to reach an agreement quickly."

This initiative is a good example of the cooperation between the Department and local stakeholders, and is undertaken as part of the Recreational Harbour Divestiture Program administered by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch.

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