Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 16, 2016 10:00 ET

The government supports the Amis du marais de Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly project

Infrastructure upgrade for the Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly wharf will improve access to the St. Lawrence River

SAINT-ANTOINE-DE-TILLY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (DEC)

Key community stakeholders have long been looking for a tangible and sustainable way to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects, such as this one by Amis du marais de Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, which contribute to the vitality and dynamism of all regions in the country.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that Amis du marais de Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly has been granted $44,989 in financial assistance to develop infrastructure that is related to the Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly wharf and provides access to the St. Lawrence River.

The organization was created in 1997 and its mission is to promote access to the river and to protect and enhance the St. Lawrence shoreline in the municipality. Fishers, walkers and boaters use the existing infrastructure, which also serves as a boat launch.

The non-repayable contribution granted under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will help the organization develop a rest area and parking lot, improve the lighting, upgrade the access road and repair surface cracks on the wharf's decking.

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"The Government of Canada has committed to supporting the projects of organizations like this one from Amis du marais de Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, which engage and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity. Facilities like the Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly wharf are wonderful gathering places. By supporting community and recreational infrastructure improvement projects under the CIP150, we are revitalizing our communities and increasing quality of life."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

CED is one of 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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