Regional Development and Buy-Local Policy: Ottawa and Quebec to Provide Financial Assistance to Boréalait
“The Government of Canada is proud to partner with the Government of Quebec to support the development and improve the competitiveness of emerging food processing companies, which, like Boréalait, help boost the economic health of our agricultural communities and rural regions, providing healthy and locally produced food."
- The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
“Promoting a buy-local policy and helping businesses connect with consumers are priorities for our government, along with promoting regional development. By supporting companies like Boréalait, the Government of Quebec is reaffirming its commitment to strengthen the economy of the regions and the competiveness of Quebec’s bio-food producers."
- André Lamontagne, Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
The Programme Territoires: Priorités bioalimentaires is divided into two components:
- Component 1: Support for the identification of regional bio-food priorities;
- Component 2: Support for the implementation of projects that address regional bio-food priorities.
For 2019–2020, the Programme Territoires: Priorités bioalimentaires has a budget of $3.5 million from the Quebec government.
The Programme Proximité is divided into two components:
- Component 1: Support for collective initiatives;
- Component 2: Support for individual initiatives.
For 2019–2020, the Programme Proximité has a budget of $1.4 million from the Government of Canada.
The Canada-Quebec Agreement on the implementation of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership provides for a total of $293 million in funding from the Government of Canada (60%) and the Government of Quebec (40%) over a five-year period, from 2018 to 2023. This agreement supports strategic initiatives that will help the sectors to grow, innovate and prosper.
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