Sydney Harbour land transferred to Cape Breton Regional Municipality

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Assisting communities with development through port property ownership

June 11, 2016 – Sydney, Nova Scotia – Transport Canada

The Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, Nova Scotia, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the transfer of a parcel of land in the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia, to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

The property is called the Confined Disposal Facility and consists of 97 hectares of partially infilled land, which was created when the harbour was dredged in 2012.

The transfer takes effect immediately and will enable development at the site by the municipality.


"Property transfers like this one at the Port of Sydney are all about making the most of opportunities for commercial development by local communities, creating jobs, contributing to economic growth and attracting investment. This transfer is real progress toward economic revival in the region and the province and benefits the whole country."
Honourable Mark Eyking
Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, Nova Scotia

"This is an important component of the larger port development initiative currently underway. By working together with our First Nations partners on the timely transfer of this property, we have taken another step forward for the Port of Sydney."
Mayor Cecil Clarke
Cape Breton Regional Municipality


Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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