Minister Joly announces investment to boost economic growth across Northern Ontario
“Strong local economies rely upon the prosperity and growth of local businesses and entrepreneurs. In these uncertain times, we want Canadian businesses to know that we have their back. We will help our business and community partners adapt to the quickly evolving social and economic realities, and support their efforts to strengthen Northern Ontario’s economy and create good jobs for Ontarians.”
- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor
“Today’s announcement will help spur economic diversification, increase business growth and attract investment here in Northern Ontario. I am proud that FedNor investments are helping communities to maximize their potential, supporting good local jobs across our region.”
- Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor
“I would like to thank the Government of Canada and FedNor for their support that will see sewer and water services extended to key property near our airport that will pave the way for development. This strategic investment will attract private sector investment, helping our region to recover and grow.”
- Doug Lawrance, Mayor of Sioux Lookout
The funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s programs, which support projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.
FedNor is contributing more than $4 million ($4,076,566) to support 16 initiatives led by communities and First Nations that focus on community economic development, investment attraction and job creation in Northern Ontario.
Office of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages
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