Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, along with Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced more than one million dollars in funding for five companies in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada’s steel and aluminum sectors are key contributors to the Canadian economy, providing well-paying jobs in regions across Canada. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Northern Affairs and Internal Trade and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced funding for Imperial Manufacturing of Richibucto.
Canada’s steel and aluminum sectors are key contributors to the Canadian economy, providing well-paying jobs across Canada. Helping the steel and aluminum sector modernize and adopt advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies enhances productivity, competitiveness and helps to maintain and create skilled jobs. MacDougall Steel Erectors (MSE), the province’s largest steel manufacturer, will receive support from the federal and provincial governments to help the company become more efficient and reduce third party purchasing of critical parts and components.
Atlantic Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector plays a key role in driving sustainable economic growth, creating well-paying middle class jobs and strengthening and diversifying communities. To this end, Tuck’s Bee Better Farm is expanding its bottled juice manufacturing capacity to help grow its beverage business and create jobs in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Supporting advancements in clean technology helps businesses and community organizations in rural and urban areas across the Atlantic region reduce building operating costs, sustain highly skilled jobs, and diversify the economy. Investments to advance clean technology are also good for the environment and long term economic growth.