Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

August 19, 2016 13:30 ET

Upgrades made to the mountain bike paths in the Laurentides

The Government of Canada supports the community project of the Parc regional Montagne du Diable

FERME-NEUVE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 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 Parc régional Montagne du Diable, contribute to the vitality of the regions throughout the country and make them more dynamic.

Mr. David Graham, MP for Laurentides - Labelle, announced, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, that Parc régional Montagne du Diable has been awarded $84 000 for upgrading its mountain bike paths.

Specifically, the Parc régional Montagne du Diable will upgrade 20 kilometres of travelling surface and add 10 kilometres of single-track paths. The non-repayable contribution awarded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) will enable the park to enhance its services, which will have positive impacts on tourism for the entire region.

Quotes

"I am thrilled with CED's support to Parc régional Montagne du Diable, whose contribution to the vitality of the Hautes-Laurentides region is undeniable. In fact, outdoor infrastructures like those of this regional park are crucial for the area's economy and contribute to residents' and visitors' quality of life."

- Mr. David Graham, MP for Laurentides - Labelle

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations that, like this one by Parc régional Montagne du Diable, mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity."

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Parc régional Montagne du Diable has been flourishing for several years through the addition of a number of activities and more accommodations. This project, with a total value of $200,000, will ultimately position the park as a great destination for mountain biking enthusiasts. "

- Mr. Christian Parent, director general of the Parc régional Montagne du Diable

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 links

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

- Parc régional Montagne du Diable web site : http://www.parcmontagnedudiable.com/ (FR only)

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