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August 31, 2009 16:50 ET

Paignton House Road in Minett Prepares for 2010 G8 Summit

MINETT, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka, today announced approval of a project that will upgrade Minett's Paignton House Road in advance of the Huntsville 2010 G8 Summit.

Paignton House Road, which runs nearly a kilometre from Juddhaven Road to The Rosseau resort in Minett, will benefit from a $410 000 improvement package, including reconstructing the road base, adding asphalt pavement, ditching, sodding the boulevard and adding new streetlights. The road is owned by the Township of Muskoka Lakes.

"The Paignton House Road will be an important route taken by VIPs attending the 2010 G8 Summit, as they travel between The Rosseau resort and the summit site each day," said Minister Clement. "We want everyone attending the G8 Summit to see Parry Sound-Muskoka at its best. Through strategic investments in local infrastructure, we are ensuring that the region makes the most of the economic opportunities that hosting this prestigious event will yield."

"This road improvement will provide improved access to The Rosseau, a JW Marriott Resort, in Minett," said Susan Pryke, Mayor of the Township of Muskoka Lakes, adding that the resort is a key accommodation resource for the G8 Summit. "We appreciate the federal government's support in ensuring that our infrastructure instills pride as we welcome visitors from around the world."

The $50-million G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund was set up in February 2009 and is dedicated to legacy projects in the Parry Sound-Muskoka area. This strategy corresponds with Canada's Economic Action Plan to strengthen Northern Ontario communities.

The 2010 G8 Summit will generate significant short- and long-term economic benefits for the region and the province and will be an exceptional opportunity for Canada to shine on the world stage.

The G8 is composed of eight of the world's leading economic powers: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The annual summit is a chance for the leaders of the G8 countries to meet face to face and develop common approaches to current challenges facing the world.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Laryssa Waler - A/Press Secretary
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations