Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

November 01, 2014 11:30 ET

Inauguration of New Cheesemaking Facilities for Le Troupeau Benit

Government of Canada lends support to enterprise's growth efforts

BROWNSBURG-CHATHAM, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 1, 2014) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

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, announces that the Monastery of the Virgin Mary the Consolatory's cheese factory, Le Troupeau Bénit, received government support through the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto to increase its productivity.

This assistance was awarded in the form of a $246,752 repayable financial contribution under CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The investment enabled the monastery to complete the relocation of its cheese factory and acquire equipment for the manufacture of new products.
  • The work involved, among other things, installing exterior siding and carrying out various interior and exterior fittings to the new building.
  • As well as raising the enterprise's manufacturing capacity and sales, this project is expected to result in the creation of three full-time and two seasonal jobs from outside the monastery.

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"Our government sees it as essential to support growing enterprises like Le Troupeau Bénit, whose project is going to lead to the creation of new jobs in the Laurentides region."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Related link

Monastery of the Virgin Mary the Consolatory Website: http://monastere.org/Virgin_Mary_of_Consolation/Boutique.html

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