Economic Action Plan continues to create jobs and economic growth for Canadians

Economic Action Plan continues to create jobs and economic growth for Canadians

Winnipeg, MB – Jobs and economic growth continue to be created by Canada’s Economic Action Plan announced Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, Joy Smith. Mrs. Smith was in Winnipeg today to tour the facility and celebrate the significant progress made by Gateway Recreation Centre.

“Our government’s top priority is the economy, which is why we are continuing to implement Canada’s Economic Action Plan,” said MP Joy Smith. “These upgrades to the Gateway Recreation Centre have created local jobs and economic growth, and will ensure continued community access to this wonderful facility.”

The Government of Canada is demonstrating the job creation and benefits of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. MP Joy Smith’s visit to Gateway Recreation Centre is just one of the many events happening across the country today.

Gateway Recreation Centre, under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program (RInC), replaced its parapet walls and leaking roof. The federal government contributed $365,833, approximately one third of the total project cost.

“Community centres are the heart of every community,” commented MP Joy Smith. “As the Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, I am pleased to see that this project is completed. The project created jobs and helped encourage participation in physical activity.”

The Government of Canada is committed to stimulating the economy through the creation of jobs. Canada’s Economic Action Plan continues to create jobs and economic growth with more than 26,000 job-creating projects underway or completed from coast to coast to coast.

The results are clear: Since July 2009, Canada’s economy has created over 460,000 new jobs and the economy has grown for five straight quarters.

Canada’s Economic Action Plan provides close to $16 billion to modernize a broad range of infrastructure including roads, bridges, public transit, parks and water treatment facilities, and to support home ownership, help stimulate the housing sector and improve housing across Canada.