Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

October 29, 2011 10:30 ET

The Honourable Gail Shea Celebrates the Completion of Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Projects in Prince Edward Island

Canada's Economic Action Plan delivers results

TIGNISH, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2011) - The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island, today celebrated the successful conclusion of infrastructure projects across Prince Edward Island under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF), a key part of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"Our government delivered timely and targeted funding that created jobs and boosted our regional economy here in Prince Edward Island," said Minister Shea. "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, we supported 20 Infrastructure Stimulus Fund projects across Prince Edward Island that will strengthen communities for years to come – including the Tignish Post Office, which I was pleased to tour today."

Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada has worked in partnership with provinces, territories and municipalities and other partners to deliver timely and targeted investment to create jobs and boost the economy.

Canada's Economic Action Plan committed close to $16 billion to modernize a broad range of infrastructure including our roads, bridges, public transit, parks and water treatment facilities, and to support home ownership, help stimulate the housing sector and improve housing across Canada.

Through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund alone, over $16 million was committed to 20 projects in communities across Prince Edward Island. In every corner of the province, jobs were created when the economy needed them most. Projects ranged from roads and highways to the restoration of St. Mary's Church in Indian River to the renovation of the Vanier Centre in Wellington. Although the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund is now completed, the economic benefits of these ISF projects will last for years to come. A complete list of funded projects is available at infrastructure.gc.ca.

"Our government is pleased to have worked in partnership with the Province of Prince Edward Island. It gives me great pride to be a part of all that has been achieved over the last couple of years in the Province through our programs," added Minister Shea.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Pierre Florea
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities
    613-991-0700

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148 or Toll free 1-877-250-7154