Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

August 27, 2016 15:30 ET

Government of Canada funds two community projects in Sainte-Justine

New play structure and renovated tennis court in the Etchemins municipality of Sainte-Justine

SAINTE-JUSTINE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 27, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The population of Sainte-Justine will soon be able to benefit from improved recreational infrastructure thanks to funding from the Government of Canada to two organizations in the municipality.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, today announced that Œuvre des loisirs de Sainte-Justine has been granted $18,525 in financial assistance for the addition of a children's play structure to a local sports ground, while Club Optimiste Sainte-Justine-Langevin Inc. will receive $21,500 for the renovation of a tennis court it has been maintaining for nearly 30 years.

Local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects that, like the ones being carried out by these two Sainte-Justine community organizations, contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

The non-repayable contributions awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) will serve to renovate the tennis court and upgrade the existing park with the installation of a play structure.

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"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that, like these ones in Sainte-Justine, mobilize and unite our communities. These projects help strengthen Canada's communities, create jobs and stimulate economic activity. By improving community and recreational infrastructure through CIP 150, we are revitalizing and raising the quality of life in our communities."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/pic-feult-eng.pdf

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