Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

March 08, 2011 10:00 ET

$569,425 in Funding Granted by Government of Canada to City of Baie-Comeau for Development of Reception Area for Cruise Ship Passengers

BAIE-COMEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State for Canada Economic Development, announces that $569,425 in non-repayable funding has been granted to the City of Baie-Comeau to develop reception infrastructure consolidating the international port of call.

"This contribution from the Government of Canada has helped develop sites and infrastructure enhancing the Baie-Comeau port of call's power of attraction on cruise ship passengers and tourists as a whole," mentioned Minister of State Lebel.

The funding awarded to the municipality served to carry out a major project involving the construction of two reception and tourist facilities. Colonel McCormick Garden―a leisure and historical area developed around the statue of Baie-Comeau's founder, Colonel Robert McCormick, and the World Welcome Zone―a festive venue with a stage and agora, and a public marketplace for local artists and craftspeople.

This financial assistance has been awarded through the Support Initiative for International Cruise Development provided for under Canada Economic Development's Community Diversification program.

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Contact Information

  • Canada Economic Development
    Claudie Lamontagne
    Communications
    418-722-3280
    Cell.: 418-750-0995
    claudie.lamontagne@dec-ced.gc.ca Benoît Fortin
    or
    Canada Economic Development
    Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
    Benoit Fortin - Special Assistant, Communications
    819-997-3319
    benoit.fortin@dec-ced.gc.ca