Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 08, 2016 09:47 ET

Government of Canada Supports Community Projects of Mouvement pour la valorisation du patrimoine naturel des Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Attention FragIles, and Club nautique les Plaisanciers du Havre

Shoreline access will be improved and Havre-Aubert marina will be expanded and refurbished

ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

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 that, like these ones by Club nautique les Plaisanciers du Havre and Mouvement pour la valorisation du patrimoine naturel des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, announced on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, that two Madelinot projects would be funded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). First, the Mouvement pour la valorisation du patrimoine naturel des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, also known as Attention FragÎles, will receive $70,183 for the improvement and refurbishment of coastal access infrastructure. In addition, the Club nautique les Plaisanciers du Havre will receive $305,709 for infrastructure upgrade and expansion at the Havre-Aubert marina. The two Madelinot organizations will be sharing a total of $375,892.

Created in 1988, the Mouvement pour la valorisation du patrimoine naturel des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, commonly known as Attention FragÎles, a non-profit organization, is working on protecting Îles-de-la-Madeleine's environment and biodiversity. The non-repayable contribution made under the CIP 150 will be used to repair the boardwalks and stairs leading to the dunes, improve access roads and boat ramps for small pleasure craft, redevelop the parking lots and enhance the paths, walkways and boardwalks along the shoreline.

The Club nautique les Plaisanciers du Havre, a non-profit organization, has been providing the island community and tourists with rental space for pleasure craft owners and a variety of complementary services since 1985. The non-repayable contribution under the CIP 150 will help the Club nautique increase the marina's capacity through the addition of 18 pontoons and a number of facility upgrades.

Quotes

"Facilities like the pathways along the shoreline and the Havre-Aubert marina are prime gathering places. Today, as it was 150 years ago, coming together to meet others is an important way of building strong communities. It is in places like these that we are able to better explore our differences and more fully appreciate the many cultures that give life to our country."

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that, like these ones by Club nautique les Plaisanciers du Havre and Mouvement pour la valorisation du patrimoine naturel des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, mobilize and unite our communities. These projects help strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity."

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 link

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/pic-feult-eng.pdf

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