Minister Pascale St-Onge celebrates start of Economic Development Week

News release

May 24, 2023 – Montréal, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Canada is well positioned to capitalize on the economy of the future. To this end, the Government of Canada has made it a priority to support strong economic growth that will help Canadian businesses thrive.

Today, the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, will visit The Unscented Company to celebrate the important work and investments by both businesses and the Government of Canada to build a strong, growing economy that will strengthen the middle class and create sustainable and well-paying skilled jobs.

The Government of Canada is committed to the country’s transition to a carbon-neutral economy, notably by supporting the development of green technologies and the deployment of clean energy projects, and by helping businesses adopt sound environmental practices. Not only are Canadians helping to reduce carbon emissions by adapting to a changing climate, but this important shift is also helping create opportunities across the country.

Furthermore, the Government is ensuring a resilient economy that benefits all Canadians by investing to build made-in-Canada supply and value chains, increasing Canadian research and development spending, and leveraging free trade deals that represent access to two-thirds of the global economy. This will ensure the Canadian economy can withstand global shocks and emerge stronger and more resilient in the face of crises.

Canada is tapping into homegrown, world-leading expertise to become a leader in the new digital and data-driven economy. In this regard, the Government of Canada is supporting SMEs that develop and adopt innovative technologies to better their productivity and commercialize their state-of-the-art products at home and abroad.

By taking action to advance these priority areas, the Government is laying the groundwork for a strong economic future—for all Canadians. With other countries moving on these same fronts, Canada must make strategic investments to seize opportunities as they arise.


“The global economy is taking a greener path to success with a focus on clean energy, sustainability, resiliency, and advanced digital technologies. Canada is well positioned to capitalize on this trend, as it is home to many leading businesses in clean technology, artificial intelligence, and other sectors critical to a successful economy. During Economic Development Week, let’s celebrate businesses that are leading us on a path to success.”

The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome‍–‍Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

  • CED is a key federal partner in Quebec’s regional economic development. With its 12 regional business offices, CED accompanies businesses, supporting organizations and all regions across Quebec into tomorrow’s economy.


Ariane Joazard‑Bélizaire
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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