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Prince Edward Island, October 1, 2009 – The Government of Canada is investing in key infrastructure projects across the country—using the jobs we are creating today to build a lasting legacy of sound infrastructure for the future. Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea today underlined investments of over $800,000 for repair and restoration work in federal buildings, and facilities across Prince Edward Island.
“Our Government’s top priority is protecting Canada’s economy. Investing in our federal buildings is just one way we are creating opportunities for local businesses here in Prince Edward Island and across the country,” said Minister Shea. “With almost ninety percent of first year contracts to repair and renovate Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)-owned buildings issued in just six months, this Government is turning our short-term challenges into long-term strengths.”
The Government of Canada, through PWGSC, is investing over $800,000 to repair and renovate government facilities, including federal buildings in Charlottetown, Summerside, Kensington and Montague. Projects include roof replacements, electrical repairs, exterior mortar work, paving and fire protection upgrades. These projects are expected to provide work opportunities for over 5,000 small and medium-sized enterprises across the country.
“This Government is leveraging the most significant infrastructure investment in recent memory to protect the jobs we have while helping those hardest hit get back to work,” added Minister Shea. “We are staying the course, implementing Canada’s Economic Action Plan to ensure our country comes out of this global recession stronger and better off than when we went in.”
Contracting opportunities are open to all companies and are posted regularly on MERX™, the government’s electronic tendering system. The Government of Canada is investing $12 billion in new infrastructure funding for roads, bridges, broadband Internet access, electronic health records, laboratories and border crossings across Canada.
This news release and a backgrounder on these Economic Action Plan projects are available on PWGSC's Internet site at: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/medias-media/index-eng.html.
For more information on the Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.
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This news release is available online at: www.actionplan.gc.ca.
Under the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, Public Works and Government Services Canada is investing over $800,000 for the repair and restoration work in the following federal buildings and facilities across the province of Prince Edward Island:
RCMP “L” Division Building, 450 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI
PWGSC is upgrading the interior door hardware of this RCMP building.
Kensington Building, 62 Victoria Street West, Kensington, PEI
In this building, PWGSC is replacing the boiler room door, and implementing a current riser.
Montague Building, 551 Main St., Montague, PEI
In the Montague Building, PWGSC is installing an air exchanger in the basement and upgrading the elevator.
Summerside Building, 57 Central, Summerside, PEI
In the Summerside Building, PWGSC is installing an emergency passenger recall in the passenger elevator and implemented accessibility review recommendations.
Jean Canfield Building, 191 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI
In this building, PWGSC is replacing the UPS system and re-commissioning the ASHRAE system. It is also making modifications to the parking lot, walkways and ramps, and to the washrooms and interior doors to meet accessibility standards.
Daniel MacDonald Building, 161 Grafton St., Charlottetown, PEI
In this building, PWGSC is moving the Kent Street iron fence back and making updates to the HVAC system with the addition of Halocarbon SOPs.