Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

December 16, 2009 11:30 ET

Auberge des Glacis Receives $250,000 in Funding From Government of Canada for Modernization Project

L'ISLET, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2009) - Acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State for Canada Economic Development, Bernard Genereux, the newly-elected Member of Parliament for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Riviere-du-Loup, today announced the awarding of $250,000 in repayable funding to the inn L' Auberge des Glacis.

Awarded through the Community Diversification Program of the Community Adjustment Fund, this financial assistance will be used to improve comfort at the inn, increase visitor capacity and enhance the service offering and common areas. The modernization project will generate an investment of nearly $1 million and result in the creation of four full-time jobs and of four part-time jobs, for a total of 18 positions.

"Over the years, this hotel establishment has earned a great reputation for the quality of its hospitality and fine table. Indeed, the Auberge offers a unique dining experience, featuring all the richness of Chaudiere-Appalaches products. The entire Montmagny-L'Islet region will benefit from the inn's project. The Auberge will be able to make a greater contribution to tourism development in the region while diversifying the local economy," explained Mr. Genereux.

These improvements, which include the addition of six rooms, two of them adapted to mobility-impaired guests, the Auberge des Glacis will have a special appeal for small groups of travellers and meet travel agency standards of comfort. The expected increase in patronage will allow the establishment to ensure its growth as well as its viability.

Tourism is a key driver of Canada's economy. Canada's Economic Action Plan has introduced numerous measures to promote the long-term development of this sector. For example, the Government of Canada is investing $100 million over two years through the Marquee Tourism Events Program, which is designed to showcase our country as a must-see destination to visitors from around the world.

The $1 billion Community Adjustment Fund, for its part, is intended to support adjustment to current economic conditions and protecting and creating jobs in regions and communities most affected by the severe downturn. To date $460 million have been committed to support more than 1,000 projects across Canada.

For more on Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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