Member of Parliament Brad Trost Announces Infrastructure Investment for Saskatoon’s Sergeant Hugh Cairns VC Armoury

 

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Sgt Hugh Cairns Armoury Announcement (comp)- 15 Jul, 2015

Member of Parliament Brad Trost Announces Infrastructure Investment for Saskatoon’s Sergeant Hugh Cairns VC Armoury

July 15, 2015

SASKATOON, Sask. – Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $365,000 federal infrastructure investment, to improve the working conditions for Reservists garrisoned at the Sergeant Hugh Cairns VC Armoury (Cairns Armoury), in Saskatoon. Improvements and repairs include window replacement and upgrades to the heating and ventilation systems. The work will be carried out over the next two years.

This is a necessary and important investment to improve infrastructure at the Cairns Armoury, in support of the Canadian Armed Forces, and to help boost job creation in the Saskatoon area.

Quick Facts

  • 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 Government estimates that accelerated investments will also support the creation of over 10 000 jobs in communities, like Saskatoon, across Canada.

 

  • The Department of National Defence has received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities.

 

  • Over the next two years, $135 million will be invested in DND projects involving repairs to roofs, siding, plumbing, and heating and ventilation systems to Armouries across the Country. By completing this work, DND will ultimately improve the efficiency and reduce maintenance costs at these facilities.

 

  • The Cairns Armoury is home to the North Saskatchewan Regiment and the 38 Combat Engineer Regiment. Both units are part of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group, which in turn is part of the 3rd Canadian Division, Western Canada’s Canadian Army.

 

Quotes

“It is an honour for me to be here today at the Sergent Hugh Cairns VC Armoury, to announce this infrastructure project. It is another example of our Government’s commitment to upgrade Canadian Armed Forces facilities across the county, which creates jobs and promotes economic prosperity.”

Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt

 

“Our Government stands firmly behind our brave men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces. Infrastructure investments at this armoury, and to Reserve facilities across the country, ensure that our CAF members have the support they need to keep Canadians safe and secure, which is a key priority for our Government.”

Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence

 

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