Rideau Canal HistoricThe National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada (NMMA Canada) has voiced its support for the Government of Canada investment in the Rideau Canal National Historic Sites, totaling $39.4 million, as announced by the Minister of the Environment, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, and MP Gord Brown. 

"Thanks to investments like this in the core infrastructure of our national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas, Canadians will continue to be able to enjoy these national treasures," said Sara Anghel, Executive Director and Vice President of Government Relations at NMMA Canada. "Investments like this encourage boaters to travel these historic waterways, boosting tourism and supporting an industry which generates billions in revenues in Canada each year. Many direct and indirect economic benefits and job creation opportunities will result from this kind of investment, for businesses such as marinas, tourism operators and hotels, among others", said Anghel.

NMMA Canada was also pleased that today's announcement highlighted a "2 for 1" lockage permit offer that provides boaters an opportunity to double their fun on historic canals in Ontario and Québec, the establishment of a business development unit for the Rideau Canal and the Trent-Severn Waterway and the Visitor Experience Opportunities Concept project to foster recreation, tourism and economic development throughout the Rideau Canal corridor.

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