March 15, 2011
MP Leon Benoit tours Progress of The Child Development Centre at Lakeland College, Lloydminster Campus – Canada’s Economic Action Plan Creates Jobs and Strengthens Knowledge Economy
The Government of Canada invested in the renewal and expansion of laboratories, learning commons and student facilities at colleges and universities across Canada. This project received an investment of $700,000 through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, an important job creation program launched in 2009 to help respond to the global economic recession, under Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
“Our Harper Government is investing in research and training facilities at campuses across the country to create jobs, help our economy recover quickly, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.” said MP Leon Benoit. “This investment is promoting local employment now and will provide the research infrastructure Lakeland College needs for years to come.”
Wendy Plandowski, on behalf of Lakeland College responded, "Lakeland College is grateful for the federal government's support to repair and expand our educational facilities. Through the KIP program, the government has helped the college provide a better campus environment and learning experience for our students. The Child Learning Centre will be a tremendous asset providing our student and the community with an important service".
“As Canada begins to emerge from the global recession, investments in state-of-the-art research labs, libraries and learning commons are essential to creating and securing valuable, skilled jobs, both now and in the future,” added MP Benoit.
Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the government is bolstering Canada’s knowledge economy by injecting an additional $6.3 billion into the economy through investments in science, technology and innovation.
As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada introduced the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, a $2-billion economic stimulus measure to maintain and improve research and training facilities at Canadian universities, colleges and CEGEPs. The program is providing economic stimulus, creating jobs and generating the advanced technological infrastructure needed to keep Canadian institutions at the forefront of scientific advancement and ensure economic growth in the future.
For more information on the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, visit the Knowledge Infrastructure Program website (www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/696.nsf/eng/home).
For information on Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit the Canada’s Economic Action Plan website.