Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

September 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Government of Canada Grants $214,800 in Funding to Conseil de developpement bioalimentaire de Lanaudiere

JOLIETTE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2011) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the Conseil de développement bioalimentaire de Lanaudière (CDBL) will receive $214,800 in non-repayable funding over three years to continue addressing the needs of small firms in the organic foods sector.

"We are proud to support the Conseil de développement bioalimentaire de Lanaudière, which provides invaluable assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises looking to make their mark and commercialize local products," said Minister Lebel.

With this funding, the CDBL will be able to pursue its mission to help enterprises improve their productivity and adopt best commercial practices. The organization will also support the development of agritourism and the commercialization of related products, as well as guide enterprises in overcoming the challenges inherent in the supply, distribution and transportation of fresh produce.

The Conseil will use this financial assistance, which has been granted through the Community Diversification program, to cover the cost of its operations directly associated with the priorities identified in its agreement with Canada Economic Development.

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