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2016 Successes

posted on May 10, 2019

2016 Successes



  • $10 million for the promotion and hosting in Toronto of the 2017 Invictus Games for ill and injured veterans 



  • $3.3 million to support an in-depth assessment of VIA Rail’s high-frequency rail proposal
  • $34 million to VIA Rail for improvements at stations and maintenance centres
  • $51.9 million to support the continued operation of ferry services in Atlantic Canada
  • $22 million to Marine Atlantic Inc. to install a new mooring system for its ferries operating between Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, and North Sydney, Nova Scotia 



  • Successful Trade Mission to China in October 2016 through government funding to offset costs for SMEs  



  • $40 million over two years to renew the Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development program delivered by the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • $42.4 million to continue work on developing new national parks and national marine conservation areas, including the Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area, Nunavut and Thaidene Nene National Park, Northwest Territories
  • $83.3 million, to provide free admission for all visitors to national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites operated by Parks Canada in 2017, and to provide free admission for all children under 18 years of age, beginning in 2018
  • $16.6 million over five years to expand the Learn to Camp program, develop new programming to tell Canada’s stories, and encourage Indigenous story-telling and eco-tourism opportunities
  • $85.9 million to expand/improve part of the Trans-Canada Highway through Yoho National Park in British Columbia
  • $21.6 million to pave highways through Wood Buffalo National Park in the Northwest Territories
  • $65.9 million for a new biking and walking trail in Jasper National Park in Alberta
  • $17.7 million to build a new biking and walking trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve in British Columbia
  • $25.3 million from the Small Communities Fund to support five recreational and sport facility projects in Nunavut, including a cultural centre in Cape Dorset, repairs for the Cambridge Bay Arena and the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre