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Government of Canada congratulates Tobique First Nation on road reconstruction

Press Release

June 23, 2018 – Tobique First Nation, NB – Indigenous Services Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations to improve community safety and promote economic development in their communities.

Today, TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactuquac, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Tobique First Nation on the reconstruction of two major roads in their community. This project represents a $2.5 million investment by the Government of Canada and is set to be completed by the end of the month.

This project involves the reconstruction of two existing roads in the community. Construction began in October 2016 and included ditching, installation of culverts, and the laying of 1.5 kilometers of new asphalt.

The project took a community-first approach, using existing resources from within the community to enhance the socio-economic benefits for the community. The mentoring and job creation benefits provided valuable work experience and skills development opportunities for Tobique First Nation band members.

Quotes

“This is a great example of working in partnership with First Nations to improve existing infrastructure while creating job and skill development opportunities for its members. Congratulations to Tobique First Nation on the success of this project.”

The Honourable Jane Philpott, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services

Quick facts

  • The Tobique First Nation is a Maliseet community located on the north side of the Tobique River in New Brunswick. Tobique is the largest of the Wolastoqiyik and Maliseet Nation reserves in New Brunswick with a population of approximately 2500.
  • The two roads being re-constructed are Main Street and New Road.

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Contacts

Rachel Rappaport
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
819-934-2796

Media Relations
Indigenous Services Canada
819-953-1160

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