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Canada Economic Development

January 22, 2014 13:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Commercialization Efforts of Table de concertation agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 22, 2014) - Canada Economic Development

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, today announced that the Table de concertation agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais (TCAO) has been granted funding to promote the region's agrifood companies and products on the Ontario market.

The assistance, provided in the form of a $104,062 non-repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

- This investment will enable the TCAO to develop tools and organize activities to promote Outaouais agrifood enterprises and their products on the Ontario market.

- The project presented by the TCAO is in line with the 2013-2018 Agrifood Strategic Plan for the Outaouais.

- The TCAO is a non-profit organization representing more than 130 Outaouais agrifood companies.

Quotes

"Our Government has chosen to fund this Table de concertation agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais project because it helps not only the region's agrifood businesses increase their market shares and become more competitive, but also strengthen the country's economy."

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

"The Table de concertation agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais wishes to thank the Government of Canada for supporting its efforts to promote Outaouais businesses. This funding will allow us to put concrete, dynamic and promising measures into action to help enterprises develop their markets."

Diane Clément, President of the Table de concertation agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais

Related link

Table de concertation agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais Web site

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