Archived — Canada's Economic Action Plan Creates Jobs and Keeps Economic Recovery on Track in Leamington

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For immediate release
June 11, 2010

Leamington, Ontario — Residents of Leamington will benefit from an added investment to repair and replace critical infrastructure at the Leamington Municipal Marina. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent-Essex, at the Leamington Municipal Marina.

"Our government is committed to keeping the economic recovery in southern Ontario strong and to supporting the people, communities and businesses of this region," said Minister Goodyear. "This project will create jobs now and help ensure that the families and businesses of Leamington continue to thrive and prosper into the future."

"I'm pleased that our government is providing additional support to this community, when is it needed the most," said MP Van Kesteren. "This additional funding will ensure we can quickly rebuild this marina, an essential part of Leamington's infrastructure."

On April 9, 2010, the government announced a contribution of $325,000 from FedDev Ontario to replace one of the docks at the Leamington Marina. With an additional investment of up to $2 million, the marina will be able to repair and replace more docks and other critical infrastructure damaged by the recent tornado. The aim of this investment is to help protect the economic recovery underway in the region, enhance the tourism industry, and create jobs.

"Today's announcement is a major step in helping Leamington rebuild its infrastructure," said John M. Adams, Mayor of Leamington. "This funding will be used to rebuild our marina facility, and will create needed jobs for those in the construction, electrical and tourism industries."

This project will be funded under the Community Adjustment Fund in southern Ontario, which is creating immediate employment opportunities and supporting the local economies that have been struggling with the effects of the global economic downturn. Approved projects must meet the terms and conditions set out in their contribution agreements.

FedDev Ontario was created as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan to support economic and community development, innovation, and economic diversification, with contributions to communities, businesses and non-profit organizations in southern Ontario. To learn more about FedDev Ontario and the Community Adjustment Fund in southern Ontario, please visit the website at www.feddevontario.gc.ca, or call 1-866-593-5505. For additional information on Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Gary Toft
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
613-943-7599

Media Relations
FedDev Ontario
416-973-5945

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