Investments in preserving Canada's national parks and historic sites create economic benefits and jobs.
CAMPBELLFORD, ON, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's national parks and historic sites enable Canadian families to experience our rich history and heritage.
As such, preserving Canada's national parks and historic sites, while investing in local infrastructure remains a high priority for the Government of Canada.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha and the Minister of Status of Women, along with Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South, announced four contract awards totalling $330 million for the Trent-Severn Waterway Federal Infrastructure Investment Program in Central Ontario.
The contracts include the restoration and repair of dams, locks, canal walls, and other water retaining structures along the waterway. Design work has already begun and preparations are underway to ensure that field work can begin this year. Major construction will begin in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
Each of the four contracts contains multiple projects bundled together based on their geographical location along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Following fair, open and competitive procurement processes, the South and Central Bundles were awarded to the joint venture Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. and Construction Demathieu & Bard (CBD) Inc., the North Bundle was awarded to Maple Engineering & Construction Canada Ltd., and the Kirkfield Bundle was awarded to EllisDon Civil Ltd. and Chant Limited in joint venture.
"These contract awards underscore the Government of Canada's commitment to creating jobs for the middle class and investing in infrastructure to build a strong economy. Public Services and Procurement Canada is proud to be working with our partners at Parks Canada Agency on this important program for the benefit of all Canadians."
The Honourable Steve MacKinnon,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement
"This is a significant milestone for the Trent-Severn Waterway Federal Infrastructure Investment Program. These four contracts represent approximately 30 individual projects stretching the length of the waterway, which will have a positive impact for our local tourism and construction sectors. Each project will continue to bring benefits to the communities along the way, long after the work is completed in 2020."
The Honourable Maryam Monsef,
Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha and the Minister of Status of Women
"Through this work we will see tangible benefits right here in Northumberland-Peterborough South. This infrastructure investment will stimulate our local economy and ensure our locks, bridges and dams are operating optimally for local residents and all outdoor enthusiasts!"
Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South
- The Trent-Severn Waterway is Canada's largest national historic site spanning nearly 400 kilometres and with more physical assets than any other. It has 44 locks, a marine railway and approximately 160 water control structures.
- To date, Parks Canada has announced infrastructure investments totalling more than $600 million to repair, rehabilitate or replace the network of locks & bridges across the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario.
- Public Services and Procurement Canada applied Smart Procurement principles to this procurement process, including early industry engagement and the use of third-party advice.
Backgrounder: Investments in the Trent-Severn Waterway Infrastructure
SOURCE Public Works & Government Services Canada
For further information: Annie Trépanier, Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote, 819-997-5421; Media Relations, Public Services and Procurement Canada, 819-420-5501, [email protected]; Christie Ulicny, Public Relations and Communications Officer, Ontario Waterways Unit, Parks Canada, T: 705-750-4883