Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the intention to provide long-term support for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to help counter terrorist threats, including from high-risk travellers. He was joined by Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
The Honourable Greg Rickford announced funding for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (PIC 150) in Northern Ontario. This funding will provide significant support for existing community and cultural infrastructure across the region, and help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded a successful visit to Ukraine, where he met with his counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, as well as President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, announced a $22.5 million investment to improve and expand critical infrastructure at CFB Borden, in support of the Canadian Armed Forces and to help create local jobs in the Simcoe County area.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, and Murray Howe, announces that the future publicly-owned bridge between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, will be named the Gordie Howe International Bridge, in honour of hockey legend Gordie Howe.
The Government of Canada has identified the rehabilitation of the Centennial Bridge in Miramichi for funding of up to $38.6 million under the New Building Canada Plan. The rehabilitation work will help safeguard the bridge's structural integrity, increase load capacity, and bring the roadway up to current design standards.
The Canadian Armed Forces is currently pre-positioning its personnel and resources in order to ensure a prompt reaction, in line with Government of Canada direction to assist in the aftermath of an earthquake in Nepal.