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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English

Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI in French 2

Of : Services to Aboriginal people in Canada

Press release

Today, the minister of Aboriginal Services Canada, the honourable Seamus O’regan, congratulated the First Nation Leq’to:mel for the official opening recent (2 August) of its development project mixed-use.

August 22, 2019 — First Nation Leq’á:mel, coast Salish Territory, Bc- Aboriginal Services Canada

The government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to support projects of local economic development which promote the development of communities that are healthier, and more sustainable.

Today, the minister of Aboriginal Services Canada, the honourable Seamus O’regan, congratulated the First Nation Leq’to:mel for the official opening recent (2 August) of its development project mixed-use. The government of Canada provided $ 1 063 190 $ in the framework of the Program of preparation of the communities to the economic opportunities of Aboriginal Services in Canada to support the planning and vital infrastructure, such as site preparation, health services, storm water management, the drinking water supply, utilities and paving.

It is a community initiative intended to promote the economic development in the reserve and to create jobs and new opportunities. It includes a gas station Esso, a convenience store On the Run, a Tim Hortons as well as local retail businesses and offices.

Quotes

“This investment contributes to the growth and well-being of First Nation Leq’á:mel, creating jobs and helping the community to take advantage of economic opportunities. Our government is pleased to support First Nations by investing in projects that promote economic opportunities and community development. A Canada truly prosperous is based on an aboriginal economy that was dynamic and autonomous. “

The honourable Seamus O’regan, P. C., députéMinistre Services to Aboriginal people

“There are more than 20 years that the members of Leq’to:mel’s dream of building a gas station local to help members of the community on the financial plan. Thanks to the exemption of taxes on gasoline, the savings will allow the access to financial resources to help each household to cover expenses related to the long distances between our rural community and the urban centres nearby. The funding has allowed us to make our dream a reality and create dozens of local jobs. With the additional funds, Leq’to:mel has been able to add a desk to put in place the Leq’to:mel Development Corporation and begin to establish links with partners and developers to develop a local economy to Leq’to:mel. “

Darrel McKameyConseiller of the First Nation Leq’to:mel, responsible for economic development

Quick facts

The First Nation Leq’to:mel is located near Mission, British Columbia. Its population is 550 people, 150 of whom live on the reserve.

The First Nation Leq’to:mel considers that the development of the indian reserve Skweahm no. 10 will produce economic benefits of $ 44 million over eight years for the community.

The development project will employ more than 30 people.

The financing of the Program of preparation of communities to economic opportunities, helping communities, First Nations and inuit to build business plans and grow existing businesses led by Aboriginal people and to start new businesses led by Aboriginal people.

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Resource persons

For more information, media may contact the following persons :

Kevin DeagleAttaché of presseCabinet of the honourable Seamus O ReganMinistre Services to Autochtones819-934-2796

Relations with the médiasServices Aboriginal Canada819-953-1160SAC.media.ISC@canada.ca

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure is not be perfect.

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