Shilo, MB - Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a significant, $15.2 million investment for Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo, in support of military personnel and their families, who call CFB Shilo home. This investment will also create local jobs and help strengthen the local economy.
The investment will build and repair new and existing residential housing units and upgrade military quarters. Of the $15.2 million, an investment of $8 million will construct 24 new residential units. An additional $4 million is allocated to existing housing units for new plumbing, electrical and heating systems, and, changes to interior layout, as well as exterior work such as new siding, windows and doors, and better insulation.
Renovations will also be completed at quarters on the base. A $3.2 million project will provide numerous upgrades to electrical, mechanical systems, and improvements to overall living space in military quarters.
- The federal infrastructure investments, announced by Prime Minister Harper in November 2014, will build and renew infrastructure across the country, creating jobs and economic prosperity for local communities.
- The Department of National Defence has received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities.
- The Government estimates that accelerated investments will also support the creation of over 10,000 jobs in communities across Canada, by the end of 2016.
"Investments in residential housing and military quarters provide our men and women in uniform with improved living conditions and quality of life. This infrastructure investment is great news for CFB Shilo, and for the local community, who will benefit from job creation and economic growth."
-Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris
"Our Government is wholly committed to supporting our Canadian Armed Forces personnel as they live, work and serve our country. Today's announcement will directly benefit our men and women in uniform and support the local economy."
-The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence