PERCÉ, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic development in Canada. The Government of Canada's investment in tourism projects reflects its willingness to support actions that generate substantial economic benefits in the Gaspésie region.
Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, announced that $655,000 in financial assistance has been granted to the town of Percé under the Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP).
The non-repayable contribution will enable the town to carry out preliminary studies; obtain the required environmental authorizations; validate a coastal protection model; and produce technical descriptions, preliminary plans and specifications, and cost estimates for the project.
"Places like the Percé shoreline are prime gathering spots for our community and for tourists. The government is committed to working closely with all levels of government-including municipalities. The financial assistance announced today clearly demonstrates our commitment to fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. This improvement project will help stimulate the vitality of our communities."
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue
"The Government of Canada supports projects like this one by the town of Percé, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity and benefit families and the middle class."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"A complex project in a complex environment-that is the task we have set for ourselves. The Government of Canada's participation in implementing this new structure in Percé will keep the coastline safe and help generate $773 million in net benefits for the entire Gaspésie region over the next 50 years."
André Boudreau, Mayor of the town of Percé
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 on the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programmes/pdeq/index.html
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