Four companies and one organization in Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine make their development and growth projects a reality

News release

The Government of Canada awards nearly $583,000 to Chantier Naval MDC, to Verger Poméloi, to Generation V Boat Builders, to Domaine des Salanges and to the Club de motoneigistes de l’île du Havre-Aubert

March 7, 2019 – Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QuebecCanada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Chantier Naval MDC, the Verger Poméloi, Generation V Boat Builders, the Domaine des Salanges and the Club de motoneigistes de l'île du Havre-Aubert will be able to carry out their projects through a total contribution of $582,500 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

Through this financial assistance, Chantier Naval MDC will be able to expand its company and increase productivity; the Verger Poméloi will be able to diversify their production operations; Generation V Boat Builders and the Domaine des Salanges were able to purchase equipment as part of starting up their company; and the Club de motoneigistes de l’île du Havre-Aubert purchased a new groomer for ensuring the quality and longevity of the snowmobile trails.

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, made the announcement today. The funding, awarded by the Government of Canada under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program and Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, will enable the recipient companies and organization to achieve the objectives that they have set for themselves. Carrying out their respective projects will generate total investments of over $3.3 million and create 15 jobs in Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

The Government of Canada is committed to establishing close partnerships with companies and organizations to stimulate innovation, promote productivity and competitiveness, and thereby contribute to the economic vitality of the regions.

Quotes

“By supporting investment in productivity enhancement and business creation, the Government of Canada is standing by its commitment to promote expansion and innovation. I am proud of our government’s support for the projects of the Chantier Naval MDC, Verger Poméloi, Generation V Boat Builders, Domaine des Salanges and the Club de motoneigistes de l’île du Havre-Aubert, which will actively contribute to the economic vitality of the archipelago.”

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue

“As Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, my goal is to help businesses grow and innovate so they can increase their competitiveness and create good-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. This is why we are supporting the Chantier Naval MDC, Verger Poméloi, Generation V Boat Builders, Domaine des Salanges, and the Club de motoneigistes de l’île du Havre-Aubert, four companies and one organization whose success benefits the region and the Canadian economy as a whole.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

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

  • 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 dedicated to the development of the regions and local businesses.

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

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