Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

February 10, 2015 09:00 ET

Grand Reopening of Lac-Megantic's Pharmacie Charron-Leclerc Affiliated to Jean Coutu Network

Government of Canada funds economic recovery of the Town of Lac-Mégantic

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 10, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Acting on behalf of 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, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Member of Parliament for Mégantic-L'Érable and Minister of International Development and for La Francophonie, announces that the company Variétés Charron et Leclerc S.E.N.C. (affiliated to the Jean Coutu network) has been granted financial assistance to reopen its pharmacy in Lac-Mégantic.

This support has been awarded in the form of a $500,000 non-repayable financial contribution under the Support for SMEs and Organizations component of the Economic Recovery Initiative for Lac-Mégantic (ERILM), delivered by CED.

Quick facts

  • Previously located in Lac-Mégantic's downtown area, which has been cordoned off since the rail disaster, Pharmacie Charron-Leclerc affiliated to the Jean Coutu network, has left its temporary premises to relocate in the Fatima commercial sector.
  • The funding from CED enabled the company to carry out the improvements necessary to its relocation.
  • Since July, the Government of Canada has provided more than $155 million in aid to the community, businesses and organizations of Lac-Mégantic.

Quotes

"Our government is continuing to assist in the reconstruction and economic recovery of Lac-Mégantic, as it promised to do. This is evident in our support of the Pharmacie Charron-Leclerc affiliated to the Jean Coutu network, which is inaugurating its new premises today."

Christian Paradis, Member of Parliament for Mégantic-L'Érable and Minister of International Development and for La Francophonie

"Claude Charron, whose pharmacy has been established in the municipality of Lac-Mégantic for more than 40 years, including 25 under the Jean Coutu banner, and I are very happy to be able to permanently relocate the company in the Fatima commercial sector. The assistance announced today has allowed us to reset up shop and get back to normal business so we can continue providing quality service to our clients."

Antoine Leclerc, Associate Owner Pharmacist, Variétés Charron et Leclerc S.E.N.C.

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