Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):
The federal Government entered into a Canada-New Brunswick Subsidiary Agreement under the General Development Agreement on a 80/20 cost sharing basis with the federal contribution not to exceed $8,000,000. Of this amount approximately $825,000 was expended in 1983/84.
(b) Funding for this project was made available under the Special Recovery Capital Projects Program announced in the April 19, 1983 budget. At the time the program was announced, it was anticipated that the Government would be requested to contribute to the revitalization of the downtown core of Moncton. This was confirmed on August 4, 1983 when representatives of the City of Moncton met with the Minister of Public Works Canada and senior officials of the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion, Public Works Canada and the Ministry of State for Economic and Regional Development to present their "Revitalization of Downtown Moncton Plan" and to request financial assistance.
2. The responsibility for the Moncton Core Revitalization Subsidiary Agreement was transferred to Public Works Canada.
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