Funding to improve facilities for Canadian Armed Forces personnel in Canada is possible through the new Federal Infrastructure Investments Program
July 29, 2015
SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced an investment of $6.5 million for renovations and repairs to the Saint-Jean Garrison and the two Sherbrooke Armouries. This two-year infrastructure project, which begins this summer, will help support the regional economy and boost job creation.
The Saint-Jean Garrison will receive $4.9 million for infrastructure improvements. The project will consist of major work to repair the roof and brick siding at the Garrison. The two Sherbrooke Armouries will receive $1.6 million. The initiative at these locations will include mould remediation, as well as work on the drainage systems.
The Saint-Jean Garrison is located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It supports several units, including the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School, which trains more than 7000 recruits each year. It also supports the Collège Militaire Royal (CMR) de Saint-Jean, 2 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group and the Regional Cadet Support Unit of Eastern Canada. The Garrison also provides for a detachment of the Canadian Forces Language School.
In Sherbrooke, the Belvedere Street Armoury is home to Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke, a Reserve infantry unit. The William Street Armoury is home to the Sherbrooke Hussars, a Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment. Both of these units are part of 35 Canadian Brigade Group, which falls under 2nd Canadian Division, Canada’s Army in Quebec.
The two Armouries in Sherbrooke are also home to units of the Cadet Program, one of the largest federally sponsored youth programs in Canada.
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