Significant investments to Defence infrastructure in Saint-Hubert and in Montreal Garrison (Quebec)
August 19, 2016 — Saint-Hubert (Quebec) — National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to make lasting improvements to the military infrastructure so that the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have access to facilities necessary to train and work efficiently for many years to come, $55.2 million in funding was announced to improve military infrastructure, including the construction of a new armoury, in the greater metropolitan area of Montreal.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Mélanie Joly; and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament for Montarville, Michel Picard, made the announcement today in Saint-Hubert, on behalf of the Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan.
An armoury will be built in the Saint-Hubert Garrison and will house components of the Régiment de Maisonneuve, 51 (Montreal) Service Battalion, 51e Peloton de police militaire, and the headquarters of 34 Canadian Brigade Group. The approximate cost of the project is $50 million.
Another $5.2 million, part of $200 million announced for Defence infrastructure in 2016 Federal Budget, will help repair infrastructure at the Montreal Garrison.
“The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to infrastructure projects that support the Canadian Armed Forces and help ensure safe training in suitable and modern facilities. As a former reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces, I know the women and men of the Régiment de Maisonneuve, 51 (Montreal) Service Battalion, the 51e Peloton de police militaire and the 34 Canadian Brigade Group will benefit greatly from this new armoury.”Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence
“It is with great pride that I announce this investment of $50 million to the Saint-Hubert armoury. This project demonstrates the government’s support to the Reserve Force. Reservists are essential to meet the operational needs of the Canadian Armed Forces, and we must provide them safe and durable facilities where they can work and train.”Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“I am pleased to announce this investment of $5.2 million for the infrastructure of the Montreal Garrison. These projects will help the Canadian Armed Forces, but also the local community and economy by creating new jobs.”Michel Picard, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
- The new armoury will meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification, incorporating the principles of sustainable and eco-friendly design in planning, investment analysis, and programming of operational activities.
- As announced in the 2016 budget, the Department of National Defence will invest an additional $200 million in the infrastructure of Defense facilities across the country. Investments will allow the repair of airfields, hangars, live-fire ranges, piers, arsenals, and military housing, as well as improving infrastructure in the North.
- These infrastructure projects will provide economic benefits to local communities, fostering the creation of new jobs and new opportunities for businesses across the country.
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