Today, Mr. Erin O’Toole, M.P. for Durham and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, announced the completion of the Syncrolift Upgrade Project at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence .This project has provided Fleet Maintenance Facility CAPE SCOTT with the capability to perform second-line maintenance and emergency repairs in a modern and efficient facility. This $52-million infrastructure investment has created approximately 182 employment opportunities in the local region.
“As part of the Canada First Defence Strategy, this Government is committed to protecting Canadian interests at home and abroad. These new state-of-the-art facilities will serve to ensure the operational readiness and effectiveness of the Royal Canadian Navy through the maintenance of a first-class modern fleet.”
The Honourable Rob Nicholson
M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence,
"These significant investments in CFB Halifax are a tangible example of our government’s commitment to our men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and to generating jobs to further strengthen the prosperity of our communities. This project created more than 180 jobs right here in Halifax and brought significant economic benefits to the region, and to all of Nova Scotia.
The Honourable Peter MacKay
M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
"This project not only created jobs in the Halifax region, it also reinforced our Government’s commitment to replacing and upgrading Defence infrastructure and equipment so our men and women in uniform have the tools they require to protect Canadian interests at home and abroad.”
M.P. for Durham, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade
Canadian Forces Base Halifax
Press Secretary to the Minister of National Defence
Department of National Defence
Phone: (613) 996-2353
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