Federal-Provincial Partnership Delivers New Bus for Little Brook

    LITTLE BROOK, NS, April 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Greg Kerr, Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Member of Parliament for
West Nova, and the Honourable Chris D'Entremont, Nova Scotia Minister of
Community Services and Acadian Affairs and the MLA for Argyle, today announced
that the residents of Clare will benefit from the purchase of a new bus thanks
to an investment from both the federal and provincial governments.
    "Our Government is working with provincial partners to keep our economy
moving, create new jobs and improve service to the community," said MP Kerr.
"Investments like this new bus will help Canada emerge from this economic
downturn with modern, eco-friendly public transit infrastructure that will act
as the foundation of long-term, sustainable economic growth."
    "The launching of this bus is just one of the many ways we are working
with our federal and municipal partners to build a better, healthier
environment for today and for our future," said Mr. D'Entremont.
    The new bus will serve the community and will help support the close to
18,000 passenger trips that are logged each year by Le Transport de Clare. Le
Transport de Clare Society received more than $62,000 from the federal Public
Transit Capital Trust 2008, and $20,000 from Service Nova Scotia and Municipal
Relations' Accessible Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP).
    "Since 1996, we have become known for being a real part of our community.
Through services like home care and our transportation services we can assist
seniors to live longer in their homes and this is welcome funding for a great
cause," said Claredon Robicheau, Founder and President of Le Transport de
Clare Society.
    Beyond today's announcement, the Government of Canada is taking important
steps to support economic growth. Canada's Economic Action Plan, announced in
Budget 2009, is a balanced stimulus plan that includes massive investments in
infrastructure, tax relief and transfers. This plan will provide close to $12
billion in new infrastructure stimulus funding over two years, which will
address needs in communities across Canada, as well as contributing to
long-term economic growth through investments in public infrastructure, such
as roads, water treatment, green energy and transit.

For further information:

For further information: Chris M. Rougier, Office of Greg Kerr, Member
of Parliament for West Nova, (613) 995-5711; Chris Day, Press Secretary,
Office of Transport Minister John Baird, Ottawa, (613) 991-0700; Claredon
Robicheau, President Le Transport de Clare Society, Nova Scotia, (902)
769-2474; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, (613) 993-0055; Transport
Canada is online at www.tc.gc.ca. Subscribe to news releases and speeches at
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