Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

July 30, 2015 18:41 ET

Government of Canada Announces an Agreement in Principle for the Reconstruction of the Perce Wharf

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans announced today that the Government of Canada and the City of Percé have reached an agreement in principle to rebuild the Percé wharf as part of a process to divest the wharf to the city.

Quick Facts

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be responsible for reconstruction of the wharf. Work is slated to start in fall 2016.
  • In the meantime, the Department will work with the City of Percé to develop the plans and specifications. The call for tenders process for reconstruction should begin in spring 2016.
  • To ensure user safety, the restricted access, circulation and mooring at the Percé wharf implemented in 2013 will remain in effect.

Quotes

"This agreement in principle demonstrates the commitment of the City of Percé to ensuring the management and development of this wharf for its residents' benefit in the years to come. Today's announcement shows that our government understands the importance of developing local infrastructure to foster economic prosperity. This is a tangible example of our commitment to act for the greater good of the Gaspé Peninsula."

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

"The divestiture and reconstruction of this essential regional facility are the culmination of a long process of close cooperation with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The support of Minister Shea and of her department has allowed us to take another step toward the development of tourism in our region."

André Boudreau, Mayor of Percé

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Contact Information

  • Regional Communications Branch
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec Region
    media.qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
    418-648-5474

    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Minister's Office
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-992-3474