January 08, 2014 10:30 ET
ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 8, 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 Grand Prix international Snowcross has been granted financial assistance from the Harper government to promote its January 2014 and 2015 editions and help attract tourists from Ontario and the United States to the world-class event.
This assistance, granted in the form of a $101,745 non-repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.
"By funding the Grand Prix international Snowcross, our government is showing its commitment to encouraging the growth of tourism, a profitable sector for the Quebec economy, in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region," said Minister Lebel.
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Media RelationsCanada Economic Development514firstname.lastname@example.orgMarie-Josee PaquettePress SecretaryOffice of the Honourable Denis LebelCanada Economic Development514-496-1282Marie-Josee.Paquette@miga-maig.gc.ca
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