Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

October 28, 2016 09:30 ET

"Des Moulins" bike path to be extended to the city of Saguenay's port area

The Government of Canada supports the Corporation du parc de la Riviere-du-Moulin community project

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects such as this one by the Corporation du parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Denis Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, announced that the Corporation du parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin has been granted $477,138 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, for the extension of the "Des Moulins" bike path.

Created in 2008, the Corporation du parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin, a non-profit organization, ensures the development and harmonious use of the land in the Rivière-du-Moulin park, which belongs to the municipality of the city of Saguenay. The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable the organization to add 3 km to the "Des Moulins" bike path, which will run to the port area of the city of Saguenay.

Quotes

"I am delighted about this support from CED to the Corporation du parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin, whose contribution to the vitality of this municipality is undeniable and whose work is essential to maintaining a healthy environment conducive to the well-being of the entire community."

Denis Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Chicoutimi-Le Fjord

"The Government of Canada supports projects of organizations such as the Corporation du parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity and benefit families and the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

CED is one of the 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

Rivière du Moulin park: http://rivieredumoulin.saguenay.ca/ (in French only)

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