Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

March 03, 2015 14:00 ET

Community Hall of Municipality of Petite-Riviere-Saint-François Under a New Roof

Government of Canada lending support to Quebec communities

PETITE-RIVIÈRE-SAINT-FRANÇOIS, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 3, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the Municipality of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François has been granted funding to carry out improvements to the building housing its community hall.

This assistance has been awarded in the form of a $16,328 non-repayable financial contribution through the Local Investment Initiative (LII), a component of CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • This funding enabled the Municipality of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to repair the roof of its community hall.
  • The LII, a temporary initiative specific to CED, helps promote long-term economic capacity-building in Quebec communities.
  • This initiative stimulates local investment while ensuring citizens have access to safer and more functional community halls that are better suited to their needs.

Quotes

"By supporting the re-roofing project of the Municipality of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, our government is fulfilling its commitment of improving the quality of life in our communities, while reaffirming its objective of furthering local economic development."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Petite-Rivière-Saint-François' community hall plays an important part in our local community life. This funding has allowed us to ensure the sustainability of a community infrastructure essential to our municipality."

Francine Dufour, General Manager, Municipality of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

Related links

For further details on the Local Investment Initiative

To learn more about the Municipality of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François: http://www.petiteriviere.com/ (in French)

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