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Brampton, Ontario, July 25 (Canadian-Media): Ruby Sahota, a Canadian Liberal politician, is a member of Parliament from Brampton North said on Monday that the community is an important part of Brampton's (part of Greater Toronto) identity and also made an announcement of investment to upgrade the facilities in Brampton.
On July 24 Ruby Sahota and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development jointly announced investing up to $2,941,775 -- for upgrades to playgrounds, parks, trails, a cenotaph memorial, a health and fitness centre, and an art gallery and museum in Brampton -- under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) .
Ruby Sahota said: “Community is an important part of Brampton’s identity. The residents of Brampton rely on community spaces and centres to connect and learn from each other. The investments made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program exemplifies this Government’s commitment towards building stronger communities, supporting families and celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017."
CIP 150 -- which supports the renovation, expansion and improvement of existing cultural infrastructure in the community -- was delivered by regional development agencies across Canada to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
These investments, added Sahota, would benefit everyone in neighbourhoods across Brampton to access safer playgrounds, recreational facilities and developed spaces for arts, culture and nature exploration.
“This investment is a nation-building project to mark our nation’s 150th anniversary. There’s no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together – the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That’s how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces,” said Bains who is responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
FedDev Ontario -- an agency that helps in building strong communities by delivering programs to help in creation, retention and growth of businesses to support a strong southern Ontario economy -- would reportedly fund of up to $88.8 million over two years for these projects across Southern Ontario.
As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, these projects would help Canadians to access and enjoy upgraded community spaces such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres and leave lasting legacy.
“In a diverse and fast-growing city like Brampton, it is vital to have recreational spaces that everyone can enjoy. We are pleased to be partnering with the federal government to improve the safety and accessibility of Brampton’s parks and playgrounds, and help make Brampton a more active, healthy and livable community,” said Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of Brampton.
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These projects represented 61 of over 730 projects approved to date in southern Ontario under the program’s two intakes.
“I am proud that our Government is investing in important community infrastructure projects in Brampton. These investments will mean that Bramptonians can get more enjoyment out of these community facilities across the city, and in my riding downtown. As we celebrate Canada 150, we look toward the next 150 years and the future of our communities is an important piece to consider” said Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South.
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(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)