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Minister Joly highlights new BC-focused Regional Development Agency investment announced in Budget 2021

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister respsonsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada met with economic development leaders from Burnaby and the Tri-Cities area to discuss the new British Columbia-focused regional development agency investment from Budget 2021.


Government of Canada invests in BC’s Economic Future

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will discuss the federal government’s support for businesses and entrepreneurs through Budget 2021, including the creation of a new regional development agency dedicated to British Columbia.


Government of Canada supports Alberta agri-food sector with investment in BioNeutra

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

The agriculture and agri-foods sectors support quality jobs for Canadians and are of vital importance to the Canadian economy. That is why today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, announced more than $2.94 million to help Alberta-based BioNeutra to double its manufacturing capacity and better compete in global markets.


BC Bus North service continues with joint Federal and Provincial support

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

A one-year extension to the BC Bus North service was announced today, meaning people who live and work in northern British Columbia can continue to rely on inter-city bus service. This service has become a crucial lifeline in the region as other transportation options have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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