More Savings for Canadians Who Make Home Improvements
Vaughan - The Hon. Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, today expressed his support for the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence’s, announcement that the Harper Government has renewed the popular ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program.
“Today’s announcement is welcome news for our families and community. The Harper Government continues to demonstrate its commitment to putting more money back into the pockets of residents of Vaughan,” said Minister Fantino. “I have received many letters on this issue and I am pleased to say that our government is delivering on our priorities. With the renewal of this important program, we are helping Canadians save on home improvements and energy costs while protecting the environment.”
Until March 31, 2012, homeowners may be eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 to make their homes more energy-efficient. The program could help up to 250,000 Canadian homeowners improve their homes’ energy efficiency and generate as much as $4 billion in economic activity across Canada. Prior to Budget 2011, the Government of Canada provided retrofit incentives to over half a million Canadians. Homeowners who participated in the program saved an average of 20 percent on their energy bills.
For more information on the ecoEnergy Retrofit – Homes program please visit ecoaction.gc.ca/homes or call 1-800-O-Canada (800-622-6232). TTY: 1-800-926-9105. Grant amounts are listed in the “Grant Table for ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes.”
For more information please contact:
Assistant to Hon. Julian Fantino P.C.,M.P.
Associate Minister of National Defence
Member of Parliament for Vaughan