Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, takes part in an announcement of funding for post-secondary education institutions in the province. Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram
The provincial and federal governments are pumping $55 million into four post-secondary projects.
The money was announced this morning at the College of the North Atlantic's Philip Drive Campus in St. John's.
It will be spent over two years, with $31 coming from the province and $24 from the feds.
Peter MacKay, minister of National Defence and for the Atlantic Gateway, said the investment provides significant short-term economic stimulus and strengthens the country's long-term capacity for research and innovation.
Education Minister Darin King added the announcement builds on the province's aggressive infrastructure plan.
The projects funding include a new CNA campus in Labrador City, building upgrades to the CNA's campuses in St. John's and Seal Cove, and a new academic building for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook.
For more, see Tuesday's Telegram.