Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 14:14 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to the Rural Municipality of Macdonald's Community Infrastructure

LA SALLE, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $215,500 to expand existing pathways in the communities of Oak Bluff, Starbuck, Sanford and La Salle, under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support for communities with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Thanks to a commitment of $150 million, communities from coast to coast to coast will see support for improvements to local infrastructure, creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.

Quick Facts

  • The Rural Municipality of Macdonald will expand existing pathways in the communities of Oak Bluff, Starbuck, Sanford and La Salle to complete an active transportation route and recreation trail system that will connect each community. Project activities include site excavation of pathway areas, installation of granular materials and landscaping.
  • Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, WD has invested in projects in western Canada that aim to rehabilitate or improve cultural and community infrastructure, helping communities to realize long-term growth and vibrancy for years to come.

Quotes

"Community centres, parks, trails, and other public spaces contribute to the strength of our communities, and by helping to renew them we are ensuring that they remain useable for years to come while creating jobs and economic growth."

  • The Honourable Candice Bergen, Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar

Additional Links

National announcement

Canada 150

WD Canada 150

Rural Municipality of Macdonald

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Contact Information

  • Nicholas Insley
    Office of the Minister
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    613-954-1042
    nicholas.insley@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Tom Raine
    Chief Administrative Officer
    Rural Municipality of Macdonald
    204-736-2255
    traine@rmofmacdonald.com

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