The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, broke ground to mark the start of construction of the new federal building in Shawinigan. Construction should be completed in late 2024. After that, the existing building will be deconstructed and a parking lot will be built. It will house approximately 2,100 employees: 1,600 from CRA, 500 from ESDC and some from Shared Services Canada. The existing building accommodates 1,600 CRA employees and 200 of the 500 ESDC employees who will move to the new building.
Julien Nobert, president of Local 10005 Shawinigan, was present for the official groundbreaking along with local secretary Jocelyn Boulanger and local treasurer Sabrina Williams.