Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

January 19, 2011 13:30 ET

Minister Strahl Meets With Economic Development and Transportation Officials in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2011) - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today met with infrastructure, business and transportation stakeholders in Charlottetown to discuss ways to create jobs and economic growth, and to discuss plans for the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan. 

Several stakeholder groups were represented today. The meeting included representatives of key municipal, provincial and industry organizations in Prince Edward Island who brought forward important regional perspectives.

"Our government recognizes the value of modern and sustainable infrastructure and transportation systems, and the economic opportunities they provide. We are committed to work with our stakeholders to identify cost-effective approaches that ensure Canada's cities remain among the best places in the world to live," said Minister Strahl. "The economy remains our number one priority and we will continue to focus on creating jobs for workers, retirement savings for seniors, and the financial security of all Canadian families."

Launched in 2009, the Economic Action Plan has so far contributed to the creation of more than 460,000 new jobs since July 2009 and helped the country emerge from the global economic crisis faster and stronger than most other major industrial countries around the world.

Today's meeting follows similar roundtables held in Vancouver and Victoria last week, where Minister Strahl heard leading infrastructure and transportation stakeholders' views on how to continue to improve the competitiveness of Canada's economy and its infrastructure, a key to Canadian growth and prosperity.

For information about federal investments in infrastructure, visit www.creatingjobs.gc.ca.

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

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
    Minister of Transport, Infrastructure
    and Communities, Ottawa
    John Babcock
    Press Secretary
    613-991-0700
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154