A release from ACOA states Cabot Group will use the repayable contribution to help add spa facilities, high-end culinary services and tennis courts at Cabot Cliffs at Broad Cove. Nearly 300 people currently work at Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses and the project will create an additional 50 full-time positions.
The release states the investment builds on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy by supporting the tourism industry to attract more visitors and create new jobs across the region.
The announcement comes as Canada celebrates Tourism Week from May 27 to June 2, 2018.
Cape Breton MP Rodger Cuzner, on behalf of the ACOA minister Navdeep Bains, announced $1 million in funding for the Waycobah First Nation’s aquaculture operation.
A release from ACOA states the funding is coming through ACOA’s Business Development program.
The funding will go towards purchasing cages, nets, moorings and a work barge, upgrading docks, and adding a fish counter. The release states the expansion to the aquaculture operation, which currently employs 45 community members, will add 10 new jobs.
Waycobah First Nation is also investing $750,000 in the project from its operating revenue.
Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner paid tribute to the late Allan J. MacEachen in the House of Commons yesterday. MacEachen, a former local MP and cabinet minister died last week at the age of 96. Cuzner says MacEachen dedicated his life to the quality of citizenship both under the law and with opportunity. Cuzner added MacEachen used his peerless parliamentary skills to turn the dreams of a progressive few into a reality to benefit all.
Cuzner added he’s confident MacEachen is looking down on the Commons today, encouraging all to be better and do better for all Canadians
Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger Cuzner says some of the measures contained in the budget are a reflection of positive trends in the economy. Cuzner says one optimistic indicator is the jobs front.
Cuzner says one welcome pledge in the budget is 2.7 billion dollars over six years for retraining to prepare workers for future opportunities. Other highlights Cuzner liked include more money for affordable housing, student loans and grants for part-time post-secondary students and funding for the Youth Employment Strategy.
Many seasonal workers have experienced the struggles of the Employment Insurance System over the years. The Cape Breton-Canso MP, Rodger Cuzner, understands your frustration after spending the last year reviewing the system.
Among the many problems that Cuzner identified while working with other MP’s was the old technology being used to process and review people’s applications, leading to long wait times. Cuzner says addressing this is one of the many aspects that needs to be fixed:
Cuzner says the system is old and is being taped together. He says some of the people working to process these applications are younger than the equipment their working with
The Cape Breton Canso MP says the Liberal Party is back in business with a full agenda on Parliament Hill. Rodger Cuzner says after the summer break, elected officials are anxious to reset. Cuzner says they are focusing on promises made during the campaign.
Cuzner adds Canadians are talking a lot about the “change in tone“ on the hill because of the new PM. He says Justin Trudeau brings a new sense of accessibility compared to some of his predecessors.