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Iqaluit, Nunavut, June 28, 2012 –The Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut are proud to announce that the e-publication entitled, Building for Prosperity: Public Infrastructure in Nunavut, is now available in Inuktitut.
Launched in English and French at the 75th Annual Conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) on June 1, this document is part of a series of electronic publications that highlight how recent investments in infrastructure by all levels of government are benefitting communities, the environment and the economy. With a focus on accomplishments achieved through working together, details are provided on some of the most important infrastructure projects in Nunavut.
"Thanks to strong partnerships, the Government of Canada's infrastructure investments are delivering results for communities across Nunavut," said the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Member of Parliament for Nunavut.
"Our government will continue to work with territorial and municipal partners to build and strengthen local infrastructure, improve the quality of life and ensure long-term prosperity for all Nunavummiut."
"We have been able to bring our infrastructure priorities to the forefront" said Nunavut's Minister of Community and Government Services, Lorne Kusugak
"The unique infrastructure needs in the North will be better addressed when working with our federal counterparts."
Over the course of the summer, the Government of Canada will be engaging provinces, territories and stakeholders in a series of roundtables to develop a new long-term infrastructure plan. This plan will focus on investments that support job creation and economic growth, while building strong, prosperous communities across the country. In addition, the Government of Canada will hold a roundtable with national stakeholders and representatives of the private sector at the end of the summer. Working together to develop this plan will provide new opportunities for all orders of government and the private sector to build partnerships to improve public infrastructure in Canada.
To access the Building for Prosperity series of publications, including one which focuses solely on recent infrastructure investment in Nunavut, visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/bpp-pbp/pub-eng.html
For further information on the Government of Canada's infrastructure investments, visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca.
For more information, contact:
Office of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154