Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

October 31, 2011 16:23 ET

The Honourable Peter Penashue Celebrates the Completion of Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Projects in Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada's Economic Action Plan delivers results

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - The Government of Canada is proud to recognize the successful conclusion of infrastructure projects across Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador," said the Honourable Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, we supported over two dozen Infrastructure Stimulus Fund projects across Newfoundland and Labrador that will strengthen communities for years to come."

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, $58.8 million was committed to 27 projects in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador. In every corner of the province, jobs were created when the economy needed them most. Projects ranged from water facilities, to roads and highways, to the construction of the new Gander Fire Station, to the replacement of the Outer Cove Bridge, to the extension of the Deer Lake Regional Airport runway, to the renovations of the St. John's Municipal Depot. 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 Newfoundland and Labrador. 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 Penashue.

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

Contact Information

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

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