MILLBROOK, NS, July 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Indigenous peoples play an important role in Canada's economic prosperity. The Government of Canada is working hard to better Indigenous Peoples' future and improve their economic opportunities.
Today, Bill Casey, M.P. for Cumberland-Colchester, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, participated in the grand opening of the Hampton Inn and Suites located at the Millbrook First Nation in Truro, Nova Scotia.
With a $1,000,000 investment through INAC's Community Opportunity Readiness Program (CORP), the Millbrook First Nation was able to reach majority ownership of the hotel. The Millbrook First Nation, which also owns the Truro Power Centre, will own 51 percent of the hotel while the remaining 49 percent will be owned by Maplewood Hospitality.
"Economic development projects like this one go a long way towards providing Indigenous communities with the capacity, tools and resources they need to prosper and provide more services and amenities to their members - that's why I'm proud we are supporting this initiative."
M.P. for Cumberland-Colchester
"Millbrook marks several milestones with this new hotel, the first Hampton Inn on reserve, the continuation of our long time partnership with Glenn Squires and Pacrim Hospitality as a business partner and operator of the hotel. More importantly it provides employment opportunities for community members, which is the key for future economic development as Millbrook continues to grow going forward."
Chief, Millbrook First Nation
- The hotel has 94 guest rooms all with modern amenities.
- The Millbrook First Nation is a Mi'kmaq community located near Truro, NS, with 1812 total band members.
2014 funding announcement
Community Opportunity Readiness Program
Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Truro
Truro Power Centre
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SOURCE Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
For further information: Sabrina Williams, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, 819-997-0002; Media Relations, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 819-953-1160