Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

November 30, 2016 08:00 ET

Government of Canada supports major community project in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts

Saint-Alexis Lake waterfront to be improved to facilitate access to the water

SAINT-ALEXIS-DES-MONTS, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 30, 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, which is providing financial support for waterfront development in the heart of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, is proud to invest in this project and any other project that contributes to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that $251,000 in financial assistance has been granted to the Fabrique de la paroisse de Saint-Alexis-des-Monts under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150).

The contribution will help the community organization acquire equipment and develop and enhance the waterfront, making it available to the entire community for events such as the Festival de la truite mouchetée and for day camp activities. Residents and visitors alike will benefit from the enhanced beach, refurbished boat launch, skating rink, slide, locker rooms and proper lighting.

Quotes

"Facilities like those of the Fabrique de la Paroisse de Saint-Alexis-des-Monts 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 such as these that we are able to better explore our differences and more fully appreciate the many cultures that give life to our region and our country."

- François-Philippe Champagne, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Champlain and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

"The Government of Canada supports community projects like the one in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, 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

"We are delighted to be able to rely on CED's financial assistance which, along with the contributions from our partners and support from the municipality of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, allows us to carry out a key project for our community that is essential to our economic growth. It will benefit our families and strengthen our tourism industry."

- Serge Désy, President, Comité d'aménagement riverain

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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