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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Morinville’s Community Infrastructure

March 12, 2013
Morinville, Alberta

Today, Brian Storseth, Member of Parliament for Westlock—St. Paul, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Paroisse St. Jean Baptiste Parish under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

"The Paroisse St. Jean Baptiste Parish has been a community treasure since 1907 and it continues to attract visitors to Morinville while serving as an important focal for the local community," said MP Storseth. "Our Government's investment in the preservation of this Church, through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, will help to create jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity."

The Harper Government's investment of $250,000 supports the rehabilitation of the Paroisse St. Jean Baptiste Parish. Enhancements to the corner towers, roof and exterior brickwork will help ensure this historical landmark remains a lasting legacy in the Town of Morinville for decades to come.

"We are very thankful for this support from the Federal Government," said Simonne Chevalier, Member of the Parish Finance Committee. "Without this assistance, we would not have been able to fully complete the restoration project to preserve this historical icon in the community."

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small- and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

For more information, contact:

Donna Kinley
Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Telephone: 780-495-6892
Email: Donna.Kinley@wd.gc.ca

Keith Vansevenandt
Committee Chair
Paroisse St. Jean Baptiste Parish
Telephone: 780-577-4707
Email : vansevenandt@ya.ca

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