Highlights of Federal Infrastructure Investment for the Citadelle of Quebec
September 8, 2016 — Quebec, Quebec — National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces
The Government of Canada is committed to providing members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to live, work, and train. As announced in the 2016 Federal Budget, the Department of National Defence will invest an additional $200 million over two years in infrastructure projects for Canadian Forces Bases and other Defence properties in Canada.
The Department of National Defence will invest not only in the repair of airfields, hangars, live-fire ranges, jetties, armouries, and military housing across the country, but also in measures aimed at improving Northern infrastructure.
These infrastructure investments are vital to strengthening the middle class and sustaining economic growth for years to come. Furthermore, with these upgrades the CAF will have the facilities they need to train and operate effectively in the long term.
Investments planned in Budget 2016
The Department of National Defence will invest $15 million of the $200 million budgetary envelope in the Citadelle of Quebec. Two projects designed to replace, repair, and enhance infrastructure will be carried out.
Citadelle of Quebec – Repairs to the masonry of retaining walls
Built between 1820 and 1852, the Citadelle of Quebec is a fortress located on Cap Diamant in Quebec City. It is still used as a garrison and serves as Base for the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment.
Complete repairs to the masonry of four retaining walls of the Citadelle will be made. This is necessary to avoid deterioration of the masonry and the eventual collapse of the four following walls: the Prince of Wales Bastion, the King's Bastion, the North Ravelin, and Jebb’s Redoubt. The work, estimated at $13 million, has already begun and will be completed by 2018.
Citadelle of Quebec – Machinery room of Building QC-18
This project is intended to upgrade health and safety standards for the machinery room of the building which houses the Governor General's residence, the Citadelle officers' mess, and the residence of the Commander of 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment. The work on this project, estimated at $2 million, will be carried out in 2017.
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The Government of Canada Invests in the fortifications and the Québec Citadel
2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment
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