Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 20, 2016 10:30 ET

Abitibi-Temiscamingue: Improvements to and extension of multi-use trail

The Government of Canada supports the community project of the Comite "Piste 4 saisons" in Malartic.

MALARTIC, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 20, 2016) - For a long time, key actors in the community have been looking for a concrete sustainable way to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects such as the one from the Comité "Piste 4 saisons" in Malartic, which contribute to the vitality and dynamism of all regions across the country.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Comité "Piste 4 saisons" in Malartic is being granted $453,117 in financial assistance in the form of a non-repayable contribution to improve and extend the multi-use trail.

The organization was created in 2013, and its mission is to continue to develop the multi-use path. The funding provided under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will be used by the organization to install culverts, signage, markers, benches and a shelter, to spread gravel and rock dust on the path and extend it to seven kilometres.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations like the Comité "Piste 4 saisons" in Malartic, which engage and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity. By supporting community and recreational infrastructure improvement projects under the CIP150, we are revitalizing our communities and increasing quality of life."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Comité "Piste 4 saisons" is very pleased with CED's support. We can now start to work on delivering the project. The fact that we have already collected $400,000 shows that people have confidence in us. We thank all of those who believed in our project and who continue to do so."

Ginette Gingras, Chair of the Comité "Piste 4 saisons" in Malartic

CED is one of six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Related links

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/pic-feult-eng.pdf

Website of the Comité "Piste 4 saisons" in Malartic (in French only): http://ville.malartic.qc.ca/comite-piste-4-saisons-de-malartic

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