Government of Canada to Invest in Tax Centre Building in Shawinigan

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Revitalizing Federal Properties Across Canada

April 18, 2017 – Shawinigan, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is committed to the sound management of its real estate portfolio.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain, and the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, today announced renovation projects for the Tax Centre building in the city of Shawinigan. The building hosts, as its main tenant, the Canada Revenue Agency.

This work is required to maintain this Crown-owned asset built in 1978 and to reduce energy consumption. Over the next three years, PSPC will undertake major ceiling and lighting retrofits, as well as repair work in the parking lot. It is anticipated that contract opportunities will be worth approximately $12 million.

As custodian of the Tax Centre building, PSPC will continue to provide safe and productive work environments for the building tenants, including upgrades to heating and electrical systems.


Quotes

“The Tax Centre building has provided accommodation to a valuable employer in our region for nearly 40 years. By making this critical investment, Public Services and Procurement Canada is providing productive workspaces to all federal building occupants.”

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain

“Our government is committed to ensuring that Canadians across the country get the best possible service when they communicate with the Canada Revenue Agency. The creation of a National Verification and Collections Centre in Shawinigan will help us to better meet the public's needs. Through the investments announced today, we are acknowledging the importance of the Agency's presence in Shawinigan and confirming that we intend to stay here for the long term.”

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier
Minister of National Revenue

PSPC is committed to providing safe and sustainable workspaces for federal public servants across Canada. This investment will ensure that Shawinigan-based federal employees can perform their important work in a modernized and well maintained Tax Centre building for years to come.”

Steven MacKinnon
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Quick Facts

  • The lighting retrofit project will incorporate new energy-efficient technology.

  • The Canada Revenue Agency has occupied the Tax Centre building since 1979.

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Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote
819-997-5421

Media Relations
Public Services and Procurement Canada
819-420-5501
media@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

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