Canada Economic Development



Canada Economic Development

June 25, 2013 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Start-Up of Chalets Lanaudiere

RAWDON, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 25, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, announces that Chalets Lanaudière has been granted financial assistance to build seven lodging units and thereby complete its start-up.

"In supporting the launch of Chalets Lanaudière's activities, the Government of Canada is showing that it encourages projects that further the economic diversification of Quebec's regions, in this case through tourism development," said Minister Lebel.

The mission of Chalets Lanaudière is to carry out commercial tourism lodging operations in connection with Camp Mariste, a social community organization established on the banks of Lac Morgan since 1957. The financial assistance from Canada Economic Development will enable the new enterprise to build seven rental cottages in the woods and thereby offer a year-round nature-adventure experience to tourists coming, in particular, from markets outside Quebec. This project will help stimulate the tourism industry in the Lanaudière region's Matawinie RCM and, according to Chalets Lanaudière's directors, will result in the creation of five full-time jobs.

"Our government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security," Minister Lebel concluded.

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This assistance, granted in the form of a $625,000 repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

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