Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

March 18, 2011 11:54 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan Sweetening Ontario Pastry Company and Creating Jobs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2011) - Canada's Economic Action Plan is delivering for the processing sector. MP Mike Wallace (Burlington) announced today an investment of over $348,000 for Dufflet Pastries on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. 

"Canada's Economic Action Plan is helping Dufflet Pastries make improvements to their processing facility allowing the company to increase sales domestically and abroad," says MP Wallace. "Increased production and sales for Dufflet Pastries will in turn increase the demand for butter, flour, cream and eggs, giving more opportunities for Canadian farmers to sell their products."

This repayable contribution will be used by Dufflet Pastries to purchase and install new automated bakery equipment, allowing for greater production capacity and efficiency. The project is expected to result in the creation of jobs and will aid in reducing packaging waste.

"The Agri-Processing initiative is a vital incentive to manufacturers like us who produce and market an elite line of baked goods throughout Canada" added Daniele Bertrand, President of Dufflet Pastries.

This investment is being delivered by the AgriFlexibility fund through the AgriProcessing initiative, 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.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-773-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    The Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    Meagan Murdoch
    Press Secretary
    613-773-1059