For Immediate Release
MP Drouin Announces $53,033 for St-Albert and Limoges Infrastructure Upgrades
May 24th St-Albert, ON Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)|
The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities.
Francis Drouin, M.P., on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that the Nation Municipality will receive funds to improve the St-Albert Community Centre and the Rodolphe Latreille Ball Diamond.
These projects are two of over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake. For more details, please see the backgrounder.
With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes.
These projects will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is ensuring residents here in Limoges and St-Albert have access to improved community spaces. The St-Albert Community Centre and the Rodolphe Latreille Ball Diamond are both important community hubs. These improvements will ensure that the residents of St-Albert and Limoges can continue to enjoy these spaces for years to come.”
- Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
“The Nation Municipality is pleased to work with the federal government under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The funds that we will receive will ensure the security and improvement of the St-Albert Community Centre as well as a second ball diamond in Limoges, where the growing population requires increased recreation infrastructure.”
- François St-Amour, Mayor, The Nation Municipality
- The St. Albert Community Centre is a long standing community hub home to a wide range of community events.
- The Rodolphe Latreille Park is a one stop activity centre where many activities, gatherings or sporting events can take place such as the annual Limoges Community Day.
- FedDev Ontario received more than 1,000 applications under Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
- Over the coming weeks, local announcements for projects approved through intake two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario will be taking place.
- The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million national program, which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
- Projects were selected based on eligibility requirements and selection criteria as outlined in the program guidelines including: project readiness; project scope; funding leveraged from other sources; and the extent to which projects supported a clean growth economy.
Backgrounder: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Southern Ontario
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