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Aug 27, 2019, 09:00 ET

CHARLOTTETOWN, Aug. 27, 2019/CNW/ – Investing in green and recreational infrastructure helps create dynamic, healthy communities. All for residents and their families. The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island recognize that strategic investments in infrastructure. For they also play a key role in supporting livable communities. Especially while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.

Today, Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Member of Parliament for Charlottetown. All on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Also the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, Government of Prince Edward Island. Finally and His Worship, Philip Brown, Mayor of the City of Charlottetown. For they all announced funding for six wastewater and community infrastructure projects in the City of Charlottetown.

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Two projects will see improvements to the city’s wastewater services. That’s also including upgrades to Charlottetown’s Waste-Water Treatment Plant. As well as improvements to seven sewer lift stations across the city. These projects will increase the city’s capacity. Especially to manage and treat wastewater. Thereby leading to a cleaner environment for residents.

In addition, other projects will sl see improvements to recreation spaces in the city. For that’s including expanding Victoria Park, improving accessibility in Queen Elizabeth Park. Also improving access to the Parkman Soccer Complex, the Acadian Forest Park. That’s as well as nearby walking and biking trails via Wrights Creek Bridge. These projects will provide increased opportunities for Charlottetown residents and their families. Moreover to come together and stay active, while also increasing recreational tourism in the area.

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Furthermore, The Government of Canada is investing more than $5.9 million in the six projects. This is also through its Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. So the Province of Prince Edward Island is contributing over $6.5 million. Furthermore the municipality is contributing the remainder.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada recognizes that modern wastewater services, and accessible community and recreational spaces are key to creating healthy communities for families, friends and visitors to gather and be active. The infrastructure projects announced today will improve the quality of life for Charlottetown residents and increase tourism potential in this beautiful city.”

Sean Casey is also Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Furthermore he is Member of Parliament for Charlottetown. So on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities!

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“Green space, walking and cycling trails, ball fields and other community recreation spaces all make Prince Edward Island a great place to live. Investments in any Island community make our whole province stronger.”

The Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, Government of Prince Edward Island

“We wish to thank the Federal and Provincial governments for their continued cooperation and support. Especially on infrastructure projects in the Birthplace of Confederation. This multi-level commitment also shows that all levels of government share goals. This goal is creating healthy communities. Moreover with a focus on the environment. That’s as well as the overall quality of life of our residents. These projects will furthermore have a lasting legacy for future generations.”

Philip Brown, Mayor of the City of Charlottetown

Quick facts

  1. Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities. 
  1. $25.3 billion of this funding is supporting social infrastructure in Canadian communities. 
  2. $26.9 billion of this funding is supporting green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank. 
  3. These investments also complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy; a federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:

1. Employment;

2. Innovation; 

3. Clean growth and climate change; 

4. Trade and investment; 

5. Infrastructure. 

Backgrounder

Charlottetown residents also to benefit from green and community infrastructure investments 

Joint federal and provincial funding will support six projects in the City of Charlottetown. For that’s including recreational, wastewater and community infrastructure improvements. 

The Government of Canada is investing more than $5.9 million towards these six projects through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (NRP), the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) and the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing over $6.5 million. The City of Charlottetown is responsible for the remainder of the project costs.                                                                 

Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map

Federal infrastructure investments in Prince Edward Island: https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/investments-2002-investissements/pe-eng.html

Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html

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