Three businesses and three organizations in the Bonaventure RCM can go ahead with their development and growth projects

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The Government of Canada awards almost $593,000 to Hôtel Le Francis, Cim  Aventures, the Bonaventure Château Blanc, the Banc-de-Paspébiac historic site, the Committee for Anglophone Social Action, and the Gaspesian Bluegrass Music Association

March 13, 2019 – Paspébiac, QuebecCanada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Hôtel Le Francis, Cime Aventures, the Bonaventure Château Blanc, the Banc-de-Paspébiac historic site, the Committee for Anglophone Social Action and the Gaspesian Bluegrass Music Association will be able to go ahead with their projects with the help of a total of $592,216 in payable and non-repayable contributions from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

Specifically, the funding will allow Hôtel Le Francis and the Bonaventure Château Blanc to upgrade their services with a view to ensuring their growth and enhancing their competitiveness; for its part, Cime Aventures will be able to acquire new infrastructure to foster the expansion of the business. The financial assistance will also benefit three organizations in the Bonaventure RCM, namely the Banc‑de‑Paspébiac historic site, which plans to renew its permanent exhibit in order to attract a broader audience; the Committee for Anglophone Social Action, which will be able to enhance its services with a view to fostering the economic development of English-speaking communities in the Gaspésie region; and the Gaspesian Bluegrass Music Association, which will be able to implement a marketing strategy for the development of new markets outside Quebec.

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 financial assistance granted by the Government of Canada through CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program will allow the recipient businesses and organizations to achieve their established objectives. Their respective projects will generate total spending of over $1.8 million and will result in the creation of five jobs in the RCM.

The Government of Canada is committed to establishing close partnerships with businesses and organizations in order to drive innovation and foster productivity and competitiveness, thus contributing to the economic vitality of the regions.

Quotes

“By helping businesses invest in new facilities and infrastructure, and allowing organizations to enhance their tourism products or services, the Government of Canada is standing by its commitment to foster expansion and grow exports. I am proud of our government’s support for these projects by Hôtel Le Francis, Cime Aventures, the Bonaventure Château Blanc, the Banc-de-Paspébiac historic site, the Committee for Anglophone Social Action and the Gaspesian Bluegrass Music Association, which will actively contribute to the economic vitality of the Bonaventure RCM.”

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, MP 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 that they can increase their competitiveness, make a name for themselves in new markets, and create good-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. The funding awarded today—a concrete manifestation of this commitment—aims to support businesses and organizations whose success and vibrancy reflects on the region and the Canadian economy as a whole.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

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.

  • 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.

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514-283-7443
dec.media.ced@canada.ca

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