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Feds invest in infrastructure for Lennox Island First Nation


March 15, 2017
By Andrew Snook


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March 14, 2016 – The Government of Canada has announced that it will invest $1.8 million toward infrastructure and planning projects for Lennox Island First Nation, a Mi’Kmaq community in P.E.I. 

The investment will support bridge repairs, comprehensive community planning, housing capacity development, housing renovations and a school building condition assessment.

“The Lennox Island Band Council is pleased to be able to address our many needs as it relates to infrastructure,” said Chief Matilda Ramjattan, Lennox Island First Nation. “Our role in the success has been our planning, we have a capital plan which prioritizes our capital needs, we are very happy with the funding that we have received to help in our much needed repair work on the bridge which was built the same year as the Souris Bridge. We were also able to address other items in our capital plan: road repair, housing repairs, capacity development and school repairs. We still have much to do to continue to tackle our capital plan items.”

The announcement was made by Robert J. Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, P.E.I., on behalf of Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett.

“I am happy the community of Lennox Island has received this funding to further develop and maintain infrastructure that is important to the quality of life of members,” said Morrissey. “Our Government is committed to supporting infrastructure development in communities because we recognize that it is an important step towards a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with First Nations.”