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News Release

Posted on April 28, 2016

Government of Canada supports projects in Crapaud
Infrastructure improvements to key community locations will provide social and economic benefits

Crapaud, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – April 28, 2016 – Member of Parliament for Malpeque, the Honourable Wayne Easter, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), today joined officials and volunteers at the South Shore Actiplex to announce a total investment of $52,044 under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) for the Community of Crapaud and the South Shore Community Organization. In Atlantic Canada, CIP 150 is administered through ACOA.

The two projects involve infrastructure upgrades to the South Shore Professional Centre and the South Shore Actiplex. Community Centre upgrades involve improvements to the library, and fire department, while the Actiplex upgrades will improve efficiencies in the rink, the fitness centre and the community room.

Quotes

“Communities are made up of great people who require infrastructure that creates venues for community gatherings and encourages healthy living. Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Government of Canada is supporting the preservation of these important pieces of social infrastructure well into the future.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

“I am pleased to announce funding through CIP150 for these two projects in Crapaud. This community takes great pride in its residents, reputation and the infrastructure that helps bring community and visitors together. Investments through this program are providing both social and economic benefits to communities across Prince Edward Island and across the country.”

– The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parl iament (Malpeque)

“The Community of Crapaud prides itself on delivering safe and accessible services to our residents. With ACOA’s support through CIP150 and our other contributors, we are able to carry out some necessary upgrades and improvements to our library and fire hall. These are important community assets that we are focused on preserving for many years to come.”

– Mike Connolly, Chair, Community of Crapaud

“The South Shore Actiplex is a focal point and a source of pride for our community and surrounding areas. We are pleased to receive this funding from ACOA, through CIP150 to ensure that we have a modern and safe facility for many more years. Without this funding from ACOA, projects like this one would not be possible for facilities like ours.”

– Blair Stewart, President Board of Directors, South Shore Actiplex

Associated Links
• South Shore Actiplex
• Community of Crapaud
• www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/CIP150
• http://canada.pch.gc.ca/canada150

Contacts

Jana Parker
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
902-314-0874

Susan Williams Bulman
Community of Crapaud
902-658-2558

Paula Sark
South Shore Community Organization
902-658-2885

Background

The Community of Crapaud will receive $36,106 from the CIP150 to carry out infrastructure upgrades at the South Shore Professional Centre. The Centre houses the municipal office, community library, and the fire department. Upgrades include repairs to the fire hall roof, renovation to the front entrance of the library to improve accessibility, as well as replacing library shelving and furniture. The Community, with support from project supporters, will match the CIP150 investment.

The South Shore Community Organization, a not-for-profit organization that operates the South Shore Actiplex, will receive $15,938 from CIP150 and will match the same amount to add a water treatment system to ensure the longevity of the ice plant and refrigeration unit. Upgrades will also include replacement of oil tanks, upgrades to washrooms in the rink area, more functional flooring in the fitness centre, user-friendly changes to the community room, and new exterior signage.

Forum for Young Canadians

Posted on March 24, 2016

Bluefield High School Student, Justina Mccloskey and I at Forum for Young Canadians

Bluefield High School Student, Justina Mccloskey and I at Forum for Young Canadians

I attended the Forum for Young Canadians reception on Wednesday, March 23rd to support this great learning program for youth learning about Parliament. To learn more information on this program you can visit http://forum.ca/

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Must Change: Easter

Posted on January 18, 2016

HUNTER RIVER – Malpeque MP, Wayne Easter, was pleased with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans’ discussion with the fishing and aquaculture industry during his visit to PEI Thursday.

“Minister Tootoo, Parliamentary Secretary Serge Cormier, and Departmental officials were open in listening to the concerns from the PEI Fisherman’s Association, the Aquaculture Alliance, and processors,” said Easter. “The fishing industry made the Minister aware of local issues ranging from quota allocations to wharf repairs that would help the industry grow and prosper.”

Easter said the most immediate issue raised was the negative impact the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is having in the ability of industry to process fish products.

“They made it clear the Temporary Foreign Worker Program must change and I concur with them fully.”

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