Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

January 08, 2015 14:48 ET

Support for Quebec Communities: Municipality of Stornoway Receives Funding

STORNOWAY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 8, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Acting on behalf of 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, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Member of Parliament for Mégantic-L'Érable, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie today announced that the Municipality of Stornoway has been granted funding to renovate its community centre.

This assistance has been awarded in the form of a $27,875 non-repayable financial contribution through the Local Investment Initiative (LII), a component of CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The funding will enable the Municipality of Stornoway to repair the building's roof, chimney and foundation, change railings, doors and electric panels as well as add a fire alarm system.
  • The LII, a temporary initiative specific to CED, helps to promote economic development capacity-building for the long-term benefit of Quebec communities.
  • This initiative stimulates local investment while ensuring citizens have access to safer and more functional community halls that are better suited to their needs.

Quotes

"By supporting the Municipality of Stornoway's renovation project, our government is fulfilling its commitment of improving the quality of life in our communities, while reaffirming its objective of furthering local economic development."

Christian Paradis, MP for Mégantic-L'Érable, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie

"Thanks to numerous volunteers, Stornoway citizens enjoy an enriching social and community life. The support announced today will not only extend the sustainability of the building, which serves many local organizations and associations, but also ensure that it is safer and more functional."

Mario Lachance, Mayor of the Municipality of Stornoway

Related links

- For further details on the Local Investment Initiative

- To learn more about the Municipality of Stornoway: http://www.munstornoway.qc.ca (in French)

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