On Thursday, Peter MacKay, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, announced a major investment in defence infrastructure at Canadian Forces Base Borden.
Our Conservative Government is taking action to rebuild the Canadian Forces. We are helping ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and women have the tools and equipment needed to do the job Canadians ask them to do.
Today’s announcement is helping to modernize the facilities and training grounds of CFB Borden. This base plays a pivotal role in training our brave men and women in uniform to carry out operations both in Canada and around the world.
Our Government’s total action to update base infrastructure amounts to almost $210 million, and it is already creating jobs and providing economic stimulus to the local community.
Through the Canada First Defence Strategy, our Conservative Government is ensuring that Canada has a first-class modern military that is ready to protect Canadian sovereignty here at home, and contribute to the preservation of global security abroad.