This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Harper Government Invests In The 150th Anniversary Of The Historic Charlottetown Conference

CHARLOTTETOWN, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), today announced funding for Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc. and Confederation Centre of the Arts to support commemorations for the 150 th anniversary of the historic Charlottetown Conference. This investment will help Canadians enhance their knowledge of the important role the 1864 Charlottetown Conference played in the history of Canada.

"Our Government is proud to commemorate the 150 th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference so that Canadians from coast to coast to coast can better inform themselves of this significant milestone in the creation of Canada," said Minister Moore. "On the road to Canada's 150 th birthday in 2017, let us celebrate all of the things that make Canada the united, strong, and free country we are today."

"As Islanders, we have a lot to be proud of, and being the birthplace of Confederation is certainly one of them," said Minister Shea. "I am very proud that in addition to a memorable year of celebrations, our Government's support for the 150 th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference will also leave us with lasting infrastructure that will benefit Islanders for years to come."

"We are thrilled the Government of Canada will join with the Government of Prince Edward Island in providing support to help plan the Charlottetown Conference's 150 th anniversary celebrations," said John Horrelt, PEI 2014 Inc. board member and Community Advisory Chair. "We look forward to welcoming visitors from across the country in 2014 when we take the opportunity to celebrate the creation of our nation."

" Canada and Confederation Centre of the Arts are together celebrating two significant milestones in 2014—the 150 th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which led to the birth of the nation; and the 50 th anniversary of the large complex that is Canada's national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation and those important events that took place in 1864," said Jessie Inman, CEO of Confederation Centre. "We are extremely grateful for this funding for capital improvements to the Homburg Theatre, which helps to ensure that Confederation Centre will continue to honour the vision of our founders and strengthen our national identity, through leadership and excellence in heritage programming, and the visual and performing arts."

The Government of Canada has provided total funding of more than $6.1 million through two departments: the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Over $4 million is provided through the two programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage—the Commemorate Canada component of the Celebration and Commemoration Program and the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund—and more than $2 million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. For more information, see the attached backgrounder.


In 2014, all Canadians will be invited to commemorate the 150 th anniversary of the historic Charlottetown Conference. It was at this conference that the idea of building a new country was first discussed among the Fathers of Confederation. That idea became a reality with the proclamation of the British North America Act and the birth of the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.

The Government of Canada is proud to invest in the anniversary of this important milestone in the history of Canada. Today's announcement includes the following investments:

To Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc.:

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,813.39 +1.20 0.01%
S&P 500 2,088.87 -0.27 -0.01%
NASDAQ 5,116.1430 +13.3350 0.26%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs