Ministers Kenny and Findley announced a significant series of enhancements to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s resources in Vancouver Harbour, including further Department of National Defence (DND) / Canadian Armed Forces support to the Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) Station located in downtown Vancouver.
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced funding of up to $32.5 million for the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) - Dixie Road Interchange project under the New Building Canada Plan. This project will provide an easier and safer drive for the hundreds of thousands of motorists who travel along that highway every day.
Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre, announces funding of up to $18.4 million for Centennial College’s Downsview Park Aerospace Campus under the New Building Canada Plan. The campus will provide education, training, research, and business opportunities while supporting growth in the aerospace industry.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a significant expansion of Rouge National Urban Park which is located in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario. He was joined by Members of Parliament from the Durham and Greater Toronto Area.
The Government of Canada is helping equip youth in Toronto and Hamilton with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, Regional Minister for the Greater Toronto Area and Member of Parliament for Eglinton–Lawrence, along with Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East–Cooksville, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development.
Residents of Bracebridge and Huntsville will benefit from the installation of fibre optic cable, thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. This project will include the installation of fiber optic cable in Bracebridge and Huntsville, improving web access for residents, businesses and visitors.
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, announced that an Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named in honour of Lieutenant Frédérick Rolette, a Canadian-born officer and naval hero of various actions, ashore and afloat, during the War of 1812, including command of the ship General Hunter.
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20:06 ADT (Saturday, Aug 01, 2015) - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada