Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

August 16, 2016 10:58 ET

Paving of the La Monteregiade bicycle path in Ange-Gardien

The Government of Canada supports the community project of the Comite Pro-Piste

ANGE-GARDIEN, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 16, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Key players in the communities have long been asking for concrete, lasting improvements to the community and recreational infrastructures. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects that, like this one by Comité Pro-Piste, contribute to the vitality of the regions throughout the country and make them more dynamic.

Pierre Breton, MP for Shefford, announced, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, that the non-profit organization Comité Pro-Piste Farnham / Granby inc. has been awarded $218,270 in financial assistance to enhance a portion of the bicycle path located within the Municipality of Ange-Gardien.

Specifically, the Comité Pro-Piste will undertake work to grade and pave a 7.3-km section of the La Montérégiade bicycle path that is currently made of stone dust. The project will enable the organization to extend the paved stretch of the bicycle path that it manages and, thereby, attract more users. The project will also have positive economic impacts for the local businesses that obtain contracts for carrying out the work.

The non-repayable contribution awarded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) will enable the organization to undertake the required work.

Quotes

"I am thrilled with CED's support to the Comité Pro-Piste, whose contribution to the vitality of the Municipality of Ange-Gardien and surrounding municipalities is undeniable. In fact, its work is crucial to maintaining safe recreational infrastructures that are conducive to the well-being of all the communities."

Pierre Breton, MP for Shefford

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations that, like this one by Comité Pro-Piste, mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity."

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.

Related link

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/pic-feult-eng.pdf

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