Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

December 22, 2010 14:48 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan is Helping a Quebec-Based Microbrewery to Increase its Production of Artisanal Beers

CARLETON, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 22, 2010) - Canada's Economic Action Plan is delivering real results for Quebec's producers and processors. With these words the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), announced today a repayable contribution of up to $65,000 for Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur. This amount will enable the company to increase its production capacity, diversify its line of artisanal beers and buy and install fermenting tanks and a new bottling line.

"This repayable contribution will allow Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur to modernize its facilities while helping it increase its production and the net profits of Canadian barley farmers, while helping to create new jobs in the region," said Minister Blackburn.

"The investment that we are receiving from the Government of Canada through the AgriProcessing Initiative will allow us to increase and diversify our production, in order to meet the growing demand for our products," said Christelle Latrasse, Secretary-Treasurer of Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur.

Funded through the AgriFlexibility Fund, the AgriProcessing Initiative is a five-year, up to $50 million initiative designed to enhance the competitiveness of the agri-processing sector in Canada. It provides support to existing companies for projects that involve the adoption of innovative and new-to-company manufacturing technologies and processes that are essential to sustaining and improving the sector's position in today's global marketplace. For more information, visit www.agr.gc.ca/api.

Canada's Economic Action Plan continues to help farmers with its focus on strengthening the economy and creating jobs. Investments in viable market opportunities will help build an even stronger agriculture industry and Canadian economy. For more information, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

Funding is subject to the signing of a contribution agreement for the project.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-773-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    The Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn
    Celine Falardeau
    Senior Policy Advisor, Communications
    613-302-5511