Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces that the Government of Canada will provide support for the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, the first large-scale signature initiative of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence announced a $19.5 million investment in defence infrastructure at six Toronto zfacilities. The work will be carried out over the next two years, and begin this summer.
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, and officials from Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards kick off construction of the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces further details regarding the new Public Transit Fund, the Government’s largest dedicated infrastructure program to promote public transit infrastructure investment in a manner that is affordable for taxpayers and efficient for consumers.
The investment of $15.2 million at CFB Shilo will build and repair new and existing residential housing units and upgrade military quarters. Of the $15.2 million, an investment of $8 million will construct 24 new residential units. An additional $4 million is allocated to upgrade existing housing units.