THUNDER BAY – The Prime Minister toured Thunder Bay today. The tour included stops at the Terry Fox Monument, and Confederation College. Additionally the Prime Minister toured the Thunder Bay waterfront park.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper reviewed the progress made over the past year on the development of Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park, a project co-funded by Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
“The transformation of Thunder Bay’s waterfront is creating exciting new residential, business and recreational opportunities for the City and the Region,” said Harper. “Prince Arthur’s Landing is a terrific example of how Canada’s Economic Action Plan is helping to create short- and long-term jobs as well as tourism in the Thunder Bay region.”
The first phase of the Prince Arthur’s Landing development involves preparation for future construction and the development of attractions. Preparations include electrical installations, water systems, foundation piles for piers, boardwalk renewal and breakwall relocation. When the project is complete, the attractions will include a water garden, skating rink, splash pad and a spirit garden. It is anticipated that Phase 1 will be completed by the end of March 2011.
The Prime Minister’s visit to Confederation College was marked by a noticeable security presence.
Throughout the day, the Prime Minister was accompanied by Kenora MP Greg Rickford and Conservative candidates Richard Harvey and Maureen Comuzzi-Stehmann.
Right now things are gearing up for this evening’s rally at the Victoria Inn on Arthur Street for an audience of Conservative supporters.