On Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Gary Lunn, Minister of State for Sport, Rob Moore, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, Senator Percy Mockler and Senator Michael MacDonald were in Canada’s Maritime provinces making investment announcements, attending groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for key regional infrastructure projects.
Prime Minister Harper, Minister Lunn and Minister Moore helped welcome the world as the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Junior Championships kicked off at the Université de Moncton. The federal Government has contributed $7.5 million towards the construction of the 10,000-seat athletics stadium, which will host athletes and fans from around the world and bring direct and significant economic benefits to the community.
Hosting International sporting events boosts tourism and creates jobs for Canadians. That’s why our Conservative Government is also proud to support the 2011 Winter Canada Games that will be held in Halifax this coming February.
When the global economic recession hit, our Conservative Government delivered Canada’s Economic Action Plan. To help stimulate the economy, create jobs for hard-working Canadians and build the essential infrastructure our country will need in the future.
On Monday, Senator Mockler attended the Bathurst Waterfront Development grand opening. Senator MacDonald attended the grand opening of the revamped Northern Yacht Club Community Marine Centre in North Sydney. And Minister Shea was in Prince Edward Island making three separate investment announcements: one at the Souris East Point Lighthouse, another at the St. Peter’s Bay Campground, and a third for a tourism project in the Morell River area. It’s easy to see why Regis and Kelly were “completely taken with” the province.
Our Conservative Government is taking action for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. These initiatives will shine a spotlight on our Maritime provinces, help create jobs and bring long term economic benefits.