Min­is­ter was clear about Cape Bre­ton fund­ing

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT -

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

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