Government Invests in Thornbury Harbor
The Honorable Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labor, has announced that the Government of Canada will invest in improvements at Thornbury Harbor that will benefit local users.
The project will consist of the replacement of floating wharves and finger piers. These improvements will ensure recreational boaters who use the facility continue to have a place to safely dock. The work, which will begin shortly, will be funded in partnership with the Town of The Blue Mountains.
“Since 2006, our Government has continuously made major investments that create opportunities for Canadians and encourage the prosperity of Ontario. As always, we will continue to ensure safe and efficient conditions for all harbor users,” Leitch said.
Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided an unprecedented level of funding to support investments in public infrastructure across the country.
Last fall, Prime Minister Harper announced an additional investment of $5.8 billion over the next two years to build and renew infrastructure across the country to support Canadian heritage, First Nations education, defense, borders, research, small craft harbors, transportation and search and rescue.
As part of this funding, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard will receive a total of approximately $551 million.