QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2016) - Tourism, one of the most rapidly growing sectors on the planet, represents an excellent economic growth opportunity for Canada. The Government of Canada is proud to support events such as JCI 2016, which have major economic and media impacts.
Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert, spoke during the opening ceremony last night and welcomed the numerous participants from the four corners of the world to Québec City and Canada. He also reminded everyone about the $404,500 in financial assistance granted by CED to the 2016 JCI World Congress organization.
"I am very pleased to see Québec City host the World Congress of the Junior Chamber International, a first on Canadian soil for the largest gathering of young leaders and entrepreneurs on the planet. Our support for the event's marketing contributes to making Québec City a world-class destination."
Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert
"Young people from all around the world have come here. Gatherings like this are important for the vitality of the country's tourism and economy. Congratulations to the organizers who make it possible to hold events such as JCI 2016, which enable Canada to shine on the world stage and Canadians to show their hospitality."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
For more information about the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/index.html
JCI 2016 website: http://jciquebec2016.com/
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