Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

May 13, 2016 11:30 ET

Launch of the Disraeli Marina Redevelopment Project

The Municipality of Disraeli is getting ready for the redevelopment work that will boost tourism in the Des Appalaches RCM.

DISRAELI, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 13, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Member of Parliament for Shefford, Pierre Breton, on behalf of the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada for the Quebec Regions, visited Disraeli to announce the launch of the marina redevelopment project. He took the opportunity to point out that CED provided funding to carry out the project.

The financial assistance was announced in February 2016 and amounts to $1,333,840. It has been awarded as a non-repayable contribution under the Canadian Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on Chrysotile.

CED is one of six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the Honorable Navdeep Bains.

Quick facts

  • Located in the heart of downtown and along the shores of Aylmer Lake, the marina is extremely popular in the area. Its docks are completely rented out every summer.
  • The funding awarded will help to revitalize and redevelop the Disraeli marina area, making it a must-see for recreational boaters, and making the town a tourist destination in the area.
  • To achieve this goal, the town intends to optimize traffic around the site, reorganize parking, build a boardwalk and a public space, enhance the site by developing distinctive features, and add 16 new docks.

Quotes

"As evidenced by its support for the Disraeli marina redevelopment project, the Government of Canada supports projects that help diversify the economy of Quebec's regions, in this case through the development of tourism."

The Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"CED helps Quebec regions to contribute to tomorrow's economy to the best of their abilities and using all of their assets. The support extended to the Disraeli marine project is a perfect example."

Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford

"Identified as a priority in the town's strategy for stimulating its economic and tourism development, redeveloping the marina will help make the town of Disraeli a prime tourist destination for those visiting Aylmer Lake and the surrounding area."

Jacques Lessard, Mayor of Disraeli

Related links

For more information on the Canadian Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on Chrysotile: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/fra/financement/initiative/chrysotile/index.html

Town of Disraeli website: www.villededisraeli.ca

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