Minister Duclos and MP Lightbound Announce an Investment in Defence Infrastructure at CFB Valcartier
August 17, 2016 — Quebec City (Quebec) — National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members safe and modern facilities in which to live, work and train, 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier will receive $6.5 million in funding to improve Base training infrastructure. Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos; and the member for Louis-Hébert, Joël Lightbound, made the announcement today on behalf of the Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan.
The amount awarded will be used for improvements to two projects in Base training areas so that they may be safer and used to their full potential: the restoration of two bridges and the relocation of the grenade range.
"It is essential that the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces are well trained and well equipped. These investments at Base Valcartier will enable personnel to receive the training and acquire skills needed to ensure our security both at home and abroad."Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence
"Through these new investments for Defence infrastructure, the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces in Valcartier will have access to facilities they need to work and train in a favorable setting."Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
"In addition to supporting the men and women in uniform who work at CFB Valcartier, these projects help stimulate the local economy and encourage employment in the Quebec City region."Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert
- As announced in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada will invest $200 million in infrastructure for CAF bases and other Defence properties across the country.
- Investments in Valcartier will help repair and improve training areas at the Base.
- Continuous improvements to military infrastructures are needed to provide men and women of the CAF the facilities necessary to train and operate effectively over many years.
- These infrastructure projects will provide economic opportunities to local communities, fostering the creation of new jobs and new opportunities for businesses across the country.
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