The Government of Canada supports a Gaspé organization that plans to develop the clean tech industry sector

News release

The Pôle des Technologies propres de la Gaspésie receives $135,000 in funding

February 15, 2019 – Chandler, QuebecCanada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Pôle des Technologies propres de la Gaspésie (the Pôle) is an organization whose ultimate goal is to create significant and diversified value chains in the field of renewable fuels and carbon recovery. To support it in its first year of operations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions has provided the organization with a $135,000 non-repayable contribution.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue. The Government of Canada’s assistance will enable the Pôle to hire the resources it needs to structure its business, validate business opportunities, develop strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships with stakeholders in the sector, and respond to requests from promoters and organizations that require coaching.

The Pôle is a non-profit organization incorporated on March 28, 2018. Its creation stems from consultation among local and regional economic development stakeholders in the region, and the involvement and participation of the managers of the cement plant located in Port-Daniel–Gascons. The organization’s mission is to deploy an ecologically and financially efficient industrial network in the Gaspé, the cornerstone of which is the reduction of CO2 emissions from the various manufacturing activities in the region.

The Government of Canada has made tangible commitments to demonstrate that a strong economy and a healthy environment go hand in hand. One of these commitments involves making strategic investments in clean technologies and providing increased support for organizations seeking innovative solutions to advance the development of our economy towards cleaner growth.

Quotes

“I am honoured to announce Government of Canada funding for the Pôle des Technologies propres de la Gaspésie. Known for its energy, audacity and sense of innovation, this organization will contribute to the deployment of our clean tech industrial sector. The project represents a real opportunity to explore new avenues of regional development.”

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

“The Government of Canada firmly believes that Canadians should not have to choose between respect for the environment and economic development—that the two can absolutely go hand in hand. The Pôle des Technologies propres de la Gaspésie project is fully in line with one of our priorities relating to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, while at the same time helping to grow the economy and strengthen our resilience to climate change.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

“Thanks to Canada Economic Development’s financial participation, the Pôle des Technologies propres de la Gaspésie can work with confidence on the development of an innovative service in the Gaspé for the benefit of our businesses and communities.”

Henri Grenier, President, PTPG, and Mayor of Port-Daniel–Gascons

Quick facts

  • Today's announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, which is made up of 17 federal departments and agencies, including CED and the other five regional development agencies.

  • The funding comes from CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program. To find out more about CED and its priorities, see the 2018–2019 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.

  • For 50 years now, the Government of Canada has been actively involved in regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action targeting the growth of Quebec’s regions and businesses.

Contacts

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

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