Minister was clear about Cape Breton funding
I am writing as a follow-up to your Jan. 28 article, No Extra Millions in Funding for Cabot Trail, Louisbourg. I find it unfortunate that Environment Minister Jim Prentice’s remarks have been inaccurately interpreted.
The minister was in Halifax on Jan. 25 to make an announcement related to Sable Island and to chair a roundtable to discuss Canada's Economic Action Plan. He was asked by a reporter to detail Parks Canada's funding to Nova Scotia under the EAP.
The minister clearly answered the question, noting the total EAP investment was announced last March.
The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a worldrenowned scenic drive that will receive $14 million in infrastructure funding over this fiscal year and next. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada will also be benefiting from a $2 million investment in infrastructure.
The government is very pleased to make these very significant investments in Cape Breton, which will improve the experience of our visitors and protect valuable heritage resources. Carol Sheedy Halifax Parks Canada director general, eastern Canada