Kent Hehr

Your member of parliament for


Calgary Centre

Kent Hehr

Your member of parliament for


Calgary Centre

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$166M to support tourism and economic growth in Calgary

Last week, I joined an announcement that our federal government will invest $166 million in the expansion of Calgary’s BMO Centre.

The project will more than double the size of the BMO Centre to almost one million square feet, transforming it into Canada’s second-largest facility, and create new spaces for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and consumer shows. This will allow the Centre to host larger conventions and events, boosting southern Alberta’s tourism sector and increasing traffic and spin-off benefits for local businesses.

The project is expected to create more than 1,800 jobs during construction and 500 new full-time positions once the expansion is complete.

Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the Government of Canada has approved over $4.1 billion for more than 215 projects for communities across Alberta since 2016.

In the past 3.5 years, our federal Liberal government has invested more into Calgary’s infrastructure than the previous Conservative government did in 10 years. It’s about time that Calgary, Canada’s 4th largest city, got its fair share from the feds.

Today is a big day for the city!Watch as Minister François-Philippe Champagne announces our support for the BMO Centre expansion project to the tune of $166.6 million!This means thousands of new jobs for Calgarians & stronger economy!cc: Naheed Nenshi, Infrastructure Canada – English, Calgary StampedeInfo: https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2019/03/supporting-tourism-and-economic-growth-in-calgary-with-expansion-of-bmo-convention-and-trade-centre.html

Posted by Kent Hehr on Tuesday, March 12, 2019