Families in the Côte-Nord region will benefit from upgraded community spaces that contribute to a better quality of life

News Release

August 3, 2017 – Baie-Comeau, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

An investment of $3,671,577 from the Government of Canada will allow families in the Côte-Nord region to benefit from upgraded recreational spaces and modern community facilities. The funding provided will generate more than $9M in related investment by other partners, such as non-profit organizations and municipalities.

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

This investment was made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300M fund set up to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by supporting community spaces that bring Canadians together. Up to $63.5M of this funding will be spent in Quebec.

For more information about the 21 projects, see the attached backgrounder.

Quotes

“The financial support we are providing for our communities clearly reflects our commitment to foster sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By upgrading community infrastructure, as these 21 great projects aim to do across the Côte Nord region, we are helping to enhance the vitality of our communities and ensure a high quality of life for residents of all ages.”

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

“The Government of Canada supports organizations whose projects mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canadian communities, stimulate economic activity, have a positive impact on Aboriginal communities and benefit families and the middle class.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick Facts

  • Since its creation in 2015, the CIP150 has provided almost $58M in funding for over 450 projects that support the vitality of Quebec communities.

    CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Contacts

Source:

Media Relations
Canada Economic Development
for Quebec Regions
Tel.: 514-283-7443
Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca

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