Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Day in the Life of Your Tax Dollars

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Invests in Quebec's Hops Industry

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Aug. 11, 2010) - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Honorable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) will be in Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Quebec on Thursday, August 12th to announce an investment in support of Quebec's Hops industry.

Government of Canada Invests in Community Environmental Projects in Regina and Central Saskatchewan

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--( Aug. 11, 2010) - Andrew Scheer, Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu'Appelle, on behalf of Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Jim Prentice, today announced funding from the EcoAction Community Funding Program for three new environmental projects in Regina and central Saskatchewan. In total, $52,826 in federal funding will support local action to reduce pollution, improve air and water quality, and protect wildlife and natural habita


Media Advisory: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--( Aug. 11, 2010) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Minister for the Atlantic Gateway and Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, will announce funding to the University of New Brunswick to help combat homelessness.

Minister Ashfield will be available for a photo op and to answer questions from the media following the announcement.


GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND NEW BRUNSWICK
INVEST IN THREE EDMUNDSTON-AREA COMPANIES


EDMUNDSTON (NB) – August 11, 2010 – Federal and provincial representatives joined company officials from Fraser Specialty Products Ltd., Beaulieu Plumbing and Mechanical Inc., and IPL Inc. today to announce funding that will help these companies purchase new equipment, expand their operations and create jobs.

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway; and the Honourable Donald Arseneault, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, announced investments totaling close to $2 million toward these projects.



GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS IN CAPE JOURIMAIN NATURE CENTRE


BAYFIELD (NB) – August 11, 2010 – The Cape Jourimain Nature Centre will soon offer improved services to its visitors, thanks to an investment of more than $48,000 from the Government of Canada. The Honourable Carolyn Stewart Olsen, Senator for New Brunswick, on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, today announced funding for the renovation and improvement project.


ATLANTIC INTERNTIONAL AIR SHOW
COMING TO SLEMON PARK IN SUMMER 20
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Summerside, (PE) August 11, 2010 – ACOA is supporting the Air Show with $35,000 through its’ (sic) Business Development Program. The Government of Prince Edward Island will contribute $35,000 through Innovation PEI, and Summerside will contribute $10,000 towards the 2011 event.



ANNOUNCEMENT


Saint-Léonard, NB – August 10, 2010 – As the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, continues his working tour of Northern New Brunswick, members of the media are invited to attend an announcement in
Saint-Léonard on August 11.

Town of Saint-Léonard / Club Skirakdoo

Date : August 11, 2010

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: 189 Diamond Road, Saint-Léonard, NB

Minister Ashfield will announce funding for a project under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Fund (RInC) – a key component of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.


GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND NEW BRUNSWICK
INVEST IN PNEUS ABC TIRES INC.


ATHOLVILLE (NB) – August 11, 2010 – Federal and provincial representatives joined company officials at Pneus ABC Tires Inc. today to announce funding to help the company purchase specialty equipment to expand its product line and create up to 15 new jobs.

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway; and Roy Boudreau, MLA for Campbellton-Restigouche Centre, announced investments of more than $1,000,000 toward the equipment purchase.

“Our Government’s investment in Pneus ABC Tires will help the company purchase critical and specialized fabrication equipment,” said Minister Ashfield. “This investment will help enhance the company’s production capacity, positioning it to better compete in markets, create jobs and increase its sales.”


Media Advisory: New Affordable Housing in Halton Region

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--( Aug. 10, 2010) - The federal, provincial and municipal governments will celebrate two affordable housing projects in Burlington.
Media are invited to join the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Halton, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC); Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair, and Cam Jackson, Mayor of the City of Burlington for the announcements.


ANNOUNCEMENT

The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, will join Mr. Curtis Ross, President and CEO of the Thompson Airport, to make an important announcement regarding the Thompson Airport.


Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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